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The great trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel / Deborah Hopkinson.

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General Note: Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247).
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2016.
Subject: Cholera Fiction
Epidemics Fiction
Orphans Fiction
London (England) History 19th century Fiction
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction
Snow, John 1813-1858 Juvenile fiction
Cholera Juvenile fiction
Epidemics Juvenile fiction
Orphans Juvenile fiction
London (England) History 19th century Juvenile fiction
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Juvenile fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Medical fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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The Great Trouble : A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
The Great Trouble : A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
by Hopkinson, Deborah
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The Great Trouble : A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel


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, and 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 Snow's theory before the entire neighborhood is wiped out. Part medical mystery, part survival story, and part Dickensian adventure, Deborah Hopkinson's The Great Trouble is a celebration of a fascinating pioneer in public health and a gripping novel about the 1854 London cholera epidemic. Backmatter includes an author's note, time line, and further reading suggestions.
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