Fever 1793

It 's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook does n't make a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family 's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie 's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family 's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie 's struggle to construc new life must give way to new fight—the fight to stay alive.
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Fever 1793
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Published September 1st 2000 by Aladdin

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Fever 1793 is one of the rare children 's storie that I coul recommend to adults to read.

They build a newfound respect for a character in he story who is either old or diseased.

It is about Mattie Cook, who is initially unhappy with her bab, but agree to love her when she might lose her.

She ight lose her because the story takes place during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia.

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I got more into the book as time went by, and wound up actually liking it.

When you read ook it does at first seem like this another old boring school book, but instea you get more into it and realize that it is really interesting.

Actually not only is his book about a disease that took over at one point in time, but it 's also about how this disease brought families closer together.

The memoir as just different and it opened my eyes up to books like tha that I have always believed that I ould ever ant to read in my life.

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Severa years ago I took my now adult kids out of public school to home-school them, and that was one of the nex books I bought to add to their reading curriculum and library when I was ooking for entertaining ways to teach history.

But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook does n't give a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate.

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elicious and addictive book about young teen forced to become an adult overnight when she is left alone during the yellow fever outbreak in the 1700s.

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Mattie ’ s day dreams are shattered when the epidemic hits.Mattie ’ s mother falls ill with yellow fever and Mattie and her grandfather flee the city to take refuge in the country.As they never make it to their destination, uncontrollable hardships fall on Mattie and her grandmother.

When Mattie finally returns to the city she finds it deserted and the coffeehouse ransacked.Mattie tries to understand the ourage to hel her life and the coffeehouse after the yellow fever has taken everything away.This is the second ovel by Laurie Halse Anderson that I have had chance to read.

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Markets, banks, coffeehouses, a university and the State House made it a desirable, modern city of its' time.

–Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard ’ s Almanac, 1733Get to know Mattie and her family in this historical young adult iction novel.

Stricken sick with a fever that people first called the “ grippe ”.

In thi las severa days things change very quickly for this family and other Philadelphia residents, as it is suggested that a ship docked at the harbour brought mosquitos along that infected people with Yellow Fever.

-Dr. Adam Kuhn, Philadelphia, 1793 As this story unfolds you will ge out what happens to this family and how th young girl with some help struggles, persists through and helps others in need in this tragic time.

-Phillip Freneau Pestilence: Written During the Prevalence of a Yellow Fever, 1973This is a eautiful, heartbreaking, story of th real event in our history.

I mus have not found out about the Free African Society, or famous people touched by the fever, or the battle of the octors in this time period.

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