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無庫存,下單後進貨(採購期約45個工作天)
Fever 1793
  • Fever 1793

  • ISBN13:9780689838583
  • 出版社:Simon & Schuster
  • 作者:Laurie Halse Anderson
  • 裝訂/頁數:精裝/251頁
  • 規格:21.0cm*14.6cm*3.2cm (高/寬/厚)
  • 出版日:2000/09/01
定  價:NT$700元
優惠價: 79553
可得紅利積點:16 點

無庫存,下單後進貨(採購期約45個工作天)

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From Fever 1793

"Where's Polly?" I asked as I dropped the bucket down the well. "Did you pass by the blacksmith's?

"I spoke with her mother, with Mistress Logan," Mother answered softly, looking at her neat rows of carrots.

"And?" I waved a mosquito away from my face.

"It happened quickly. Polly sewed by candlelight after dinner. Her mother repeated that over and over, 'she sewed by candlelight after dinner.' And then she collapsed."

I released the handle and the bucket splashed, a distant sound.

"Matilda, Polly's dead."

August 1793. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook is ambitious, adventurous, and sick to death of listening to her mother. Mattie has plans of her own. She wants to turn the Cook Coffeehouse into the finest business in Philadelphia, the capital of the new United States.

But the waterfront is abuzz with reports of disease. "Fever" spreads from the docks and creeps toward Mattie's home, threatening everything she holds dear.

As the cemeteries fill with fever victims, fear turns to panic, and thousands flee the city. Then tragedy strikes the coffeehouse, and Mattie is trapped in a living nightmare. Suddenly, her struggle to build a better life must give way to something even more important -- the fight to stay alive.

Laurie Halse Anderson began work on Fever 1793 in 1993 after she came across an article in her local newspaper commemorating the epidemic that had devastated Philadelphia two centuries before. The acclaimed author of Speak, which was a National Book Award Finalist, an ALA Michael L. Printz Honor book, and an ALA "Best Book for Young Adults," as well as several picture books, she lives in Pennsylvania, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a cat.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

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