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Fever 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Rebound by Sagebrush | March 1, 2002 | Hardcover

Fever 1793 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
In 1793, the Cook Coffeehouse outside Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook has just lost her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and her family's business alive.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 7.82 × 5.04 × 0.95 in

Published: March 1, 2002

Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0613450396

ISBN - 13: 9780613450393

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good In Philadelphia (then, the capital of the United States) in 1793, yellow fever struck, taking about 10% of its residents. The outbreak hit in August and didn't subside until November. This fictional account is told from the point of view of 14-year old Mattie, who lives with her mother and grandfather; as a family, they run a popular coffeehouse. When the fever initially strikes, some people leave the city, while others (at least initially) don't believe it's anything more than a regular fever that tends to strike every fall. A series of events happens that forces Mattie to grow up quickly. I thought this was really good. I liked how Mattie's character developed over the course of the story. Because it's YA, it was quick to read. There is also a detailed appendix at the end - explaining more about the fever and what happened, as well as some additional history - that I found very interesting.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! This book read so differently from the other novels of Laurie Anderson that I've already read. The syntax was closer to a standard sort of thing, but her turn of phrase is as delightful as the previous books. I am a huge, huge, huge fan of historical fiction and this book doesn't disappoint. The story of the yellow fever epidemic in Philly back in the 18th century is excellent. I'm not sure if I believed that people would have been as accepting of an African woman (free or not) or a girl of 14 running their own coffee house, but I suspended my disbelief for the sake of the story. I only wish there had been more.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from l,ov,e itt!<> i got this book after reading all of the other laurie halse anderson teen books. i am a huge fan of her writing,, so as usual this book 'took me away! i read this book in one day and was not suprised with the twist and turns that the charactors face in the novel, i just expected them with her writing,, but they were still amazing! wonderful job on twisted,prom,catalyst,speak and this book laurie !<3
Date published: 2008-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!! Fever 1793 is absolutly my favouritre book ever! My cousin recommended it to me and I recommend it to you! I It is about a fourteen year old girl named Mattie, who has to find a way to survive the out break of yellow fever in Pittsburg. It is a fantasic book filled with twists and turns with an ending no one would expect.
Date published: 2005-01-06

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Fever 1793

Fever 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 7.82 × 5.04 × 0.95 in

Published: March 1, 2002

Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0613450396

ISBN - 13: 9780613450393

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In 1793, the Cook Coffeehouse outside Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook has just lost her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and her family's business alive.