The Great Trouble

The Great Trouble

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

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375843082 (pbk.)
0375848185 (hbk.)
9780375848186 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: J HOPKINSON
Characteristics: 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm


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Eel lives in London during the massive cholera outbreak around the turn of the century. Historical Fiction for Ages 9-12

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JCLAllisonD Feb 23, 2016

Packed with action and excitement, The Great Trouble gives readers a glimpse into the cholera epidemic in Victorian England. The scientific method is emphasized throughout, but the author doesn't get too distracted with the details.


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