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The Great Trouble

A Mystery Of London, The Blue Death, And A Boy Called Eel

By Deborah Hopkinson

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street.
 
Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.
 
“Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery.” —TIME for Kids


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Book
Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Summary: Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
Title: The Great Trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel / Deborah Hopkinson.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Cholera -- Juvenile fiction. Epidemics -- Juvenile fiction. Orphans -- Juvenile fiction. London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780375848186 (hard cover) 0375848185 (hard cover) 0375848185 9780375848186
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: C Hopkinson
Oclc: 809988963
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Bib Id: 497343

Format: Book
Author: Hopkinson, Deborah.
Summary: Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
Title: The Great Trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel / Deborah Hopkinson.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 429 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Cholera -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Epidemics -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2012032799
ISBN: 9780375848186 (hard cover)
ISBN: 0375848185 (hard cover)
ISBN: 0375848185
ISBN: 9780375848186
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: C Hopkinson