Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Into the Wild

Fever 1793 Read Online Free - It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.

Title : Fever 1793
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ISBN : 0689848919
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 pages


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2015

Many years ago I took my now adult kids out of public school to home-school them, and this was one of the first books I bought to add to their reading curriculum and library when I was looking for entertaining ways to teach history. Well, guess what? We all loved this book!! I've thought about it...

Kristi rated it ★★★☆☆

October 26, 2008

Fever 1793 is based on the actual yellow fever epidemic that hit Philadelphia and wiped out some five thousand people. One of those people affected by the fever is Mattie Cook. Mattie’s mother and grandfather own a coffeehouse in Philadelphia and that is where Mattie spends most of her days. She h...

Scarlett rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

In 1793, Philadelphia, PA was the largest city in the established colonies. The city streets, called alleys at the time, were laid out in a grid pattern as many modern cities are laid out today. Located on the Delaware River made it an ideal spot for accessibility and trade. Markets, banks, coffe...

Jennifer rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2015

Fever 1793 is a standalone, young-readers novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Although it falls in the genre of historical fiction, this story is based on a very real event in history. If interested, you can learn more about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 by clicking HERE. As a reader and a...

Jeffrey rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2007

Fever 1793 is one of the rare children's novels that I will recommend to adults to read. As a middle school English teacher, reading children's and young adult fiction is part of the job. Often it is enjoyable, and often I am annoyed because I would rather be reading something else. Usually, af...

Alfreda rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2008

When I first found out that I had to read this book, I was not excited about it, because usually school books are boring and have no interest for me in it. When I first started to read this book I thought here we go again another boring book, why are doing this to me? I got more into the book as...

Tink Magoo is bad at reviews rated it ★★★★★

April 08, 2017

First a small ramble. When I was at school I always thought 'What do I want to learn history for, it's boring, where will it get me and what help will it be'. Just imagine if everyone had the same outlook, we would lose so much knowledge. Thankfully now I'm an old withered up Mother I can apprecia...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

April 22, 2017

This book was quite depressing, to say the least. Nonetheless it's still an excellent historical novel which captures a long-forgotten time period that most readers could never even imagine luckily.

Candychaser21 rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2018

A delicious and addictive book about a young teen forced to become an adult overnight when she is left alone during the yellow fever outbreak in the 1700s. Her mother is missing, and grandfather gets taken away from her also. The author researched this very well, and the book is accurate in it's...

Emmy rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 28, 2016

I just sped up the narration on the audiobook to finish this faster. That speaks volumes since I've never done that before. This wasn't terrible or anything, it was just kind of boring. It's just a series of people getting sick. One gets sick, gets nursed, and gets better. Then another falls sick...

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