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{Read Pdf} Ð Fever 1793 õ It s late summer , 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 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 gotinto the book as time went by, and wound up actually liking it This book had become interesting and it was like no other book that I had read before, which was a good thing In the next few paragraphs, I will tell you 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 gotinto the book as time went by, and wound up actually liking it This book had become interesting and it was like no other book that I had read before, which was a good thing In the next few paragraphs, I will tell you why I liked this book My first reason for why I like this book is because, it takes you to a certain time in history when things weren t so great for our society When you read this book it does at first seem like this another old boring school book, but then you getinto it and realize that it is actually interesting In the book the author tells you about how malaria took over everyones life No one was safe from it whether you were rich or the poorest of the poor, you had a chance of getting infected At the same time this movie wasn t just about a diseases that was spreading it was also about family This girl and her grandfather had to leave her mother behind because she was infected with malaria On their way to their destination, they became closer because they had no choice but to survive on their own So not only is this book about a disease that took over at one point in time, but it s also about how this disease brought families closer together My next reason for liking this book is for the simple fact that out of every book that I had ever read before having to do with any African Americans during that time, this book did not give them this title as being worth nothing at all I wouldn t go as far as saying that they were treated as equals, but they did have jobs that they got payed for and they had homes and friends who were whites I had gotten to a point where I got tired of reading about how useless African Americans were, when in fact in the book they portrayed one black woman as a hero in my eyes She was there for this family when they needed her and she made sure everything was ok until the threat was over This book was just different and it opened my eyes up to books like this that I have never thought that I would ever want to read in my life If you ever read this book maybe you will feel the same as me or either you will feel completely different Either way Fever of 1793 is a book that I would recommend to anyone 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 often through the years and now I think it s time for a re read It s thought provoking in a way younger readers can understand, and older readers can appreciate BlurbIt s late summer 1793, and t 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 often through the years and now I think it s time for a re read It s thought provoking in a way younger readers can understand, and older readers can appreciate BlurbIt 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.I HIGHLY recommend this for readers of all ages.Purchase on This is a great little YA book that delves into the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia Mattie s gumption and drive see her through some horrific experiences, as she becomes an adult and has to survive on her own in the city of brotherly love which loses that appellation fairly quickly as the disease takes hold She starts out a child in what was then the capitol of the United States and emerges as her tough mother s daughter with a strength she didn t know she had. 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, coffeehouses, a university and the State House made it a desirable, modern city of its time The central location was one of the reasons the Constitutional Convention was called to order in Philadelphia duri 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, coffeehouses, a university and the State House made it a desirable, modern city of its time The central location was one of the reasons the Constitutional Convention was called to order in Philadelphia during a very hot summer six years earlier Despite its modernism imagine dirt roads, outhouses, animal droppings in the streets, and trash that was put out at night for rats to scamper through as disposal Therefore, your daily life consisted of swapping away flies and mosquitos not to mention the smells around Personal hygiene did not consist of baths or showers and doctors had opinions, perhaps a few remedies, but no modern medicines at hand Bleeding was the favored method of some of the doctors around to get rid of the sickness He s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most Medicines Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard s Almanac, 1733Get to know Mattie and her family in this historical young adult fiction novel Her mother and grandfather run a wonderful, successful respectable coffeehouse on a busy corner in Philadelphia among the hustle and bustle Only 2 blocks away from President Washington s house Along with servants they work from sunrise to sundown, serve homemade delicious dishes to loyal guests and pass through travelers Spirits were not served at this coffeehouse, but there was always time for a good card game Mattie is an obedient hard working and resilient girl She runs errands at market and dislikes fancy dress up tea parties One day, Polly, their servant girl does not show up for work Stricken sick with a fever that people first called the grippe In the next few days things change very quickly for this family and other Philadelphia residents, as it is thought that a ship docked at the harbour brought mosquitos along that infected people with Yellow Fever The patient is to be placed in a large empty tub, and two buckets full of water, of the temperature 75 or 80 degrees Fahrenheit s thermometer,.are to be thrown on him Dr Adam Kuhn, Philadelphia, 1793 As this story unfolds you will find out what happens to this family and how this young girl with some help struggles, persists through and helps others in need in this tragic time Hot, dry winds forever blowing, Dead men to the grave yards going Constant hearses, Funeral verses Oh What plagues there is no knowing Phillip Freneau Pestilence Written During the Prevalence of a Yellow Fever, 1973This is a beautiful, heartbreaking, story of a real event in our history Yellow Fever was not reserved for the poor or unfortunate It did not stop for class, race gender, the wealthy or the leaders of this young nation Many families evacuated into the country and were not even accepted into some towns as guards told them to turn around if they had been in contact with the fever Supply and demand of needed items drove prices sky high The people that remained suffered in their homes, hallucinating and starving The haunting toll of the church bells, the mass graves and the desperation of the people, our people, was heart wrenching to read The author did a fantastic job interweaving fictional characters with this real time event.In the Appendix of the book you will find interesting historical information that relates to the writing of the book There are many things that I did not know prior to reading this I love that about Fever 1793 The author took a period of history and held it under a lens to examine it, and then magnified it to this event for the reader to enjoy I would have not found out about the Free African Society, or famous people touched by the fever, or the battle of the doctors in this time period This is an outstanding piece of historical literature I highly recommend this book to any middle grade student and up, studying American History in school