The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson audiobook

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

By Deborah Hopkinson
Read by Matthew Frow and Kimberly Farr

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5.94 Hours Unabridged
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“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 From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

“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


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A solid, somber dramatization of a real-life medical mystery.” Kirkus Reviews
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."
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."

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson has written many award-winning author books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her historical fiction includes The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel, which has been featured on more than a dozen state award lists and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.94
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English