Great Trouble A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

ISBN-10: 0375848185
ISBN-13: 9780375848186
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 9/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

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 Great Trouble begins. Mr. Griggs, the tailor, is the first to get sick. Soon it's clear that the deadly cholera—the "blue death"—has come 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—that cholera is spread through water—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.

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