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



    REVIEW QUOTES
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 2, 2013: "Hopkinson adeptly recreates the crowded, infested streets of London, but it s her distinct, layered characters and turbulent, yet believable plot that make this a captivating read." Starred Review, School Library Journal, October 2013: "Although detailing a dire period in history, Eel tells his story in a matter-of-fact and accessible manner, making his story palatable and entertaining."

"From the Hardcover edition.""




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Publisher Yearling Books
Publish date 02/10/2015
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9780375843082
ISBN-10 0375843086
Language English

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