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On the heels of her acclaimed contemporary teen novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson surprises her fans with a riveting and well-researched historical fiction. Fever 1793 is based on an actual epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia that wiped out 5,000 people--or 10 percent of the city's population--in three months. At the close of the 18th century, Philadelphia was the bustling capital of the United States, with Washington and Jefferson in residence. During the hot mosquito-infested summer of 1793, the dreaded yellow fever spread like wildfire, killing people overnight. Like specters from the Middle Ages, gravediggers drew carts through the streets crying "Bring out your dead!" The rich fled to the country, abandoning the city to looters, forsaken corpses, and frightened survivors.

In the foreground of this story is 16-year-old Mattie Cook, whose mother and grandfather own a popular coffee house on High Street. Mattie's comfortable and interesting life is shattered by the epidemic, as her mother is felled and the girl and her grandfather must flee for their lives. Later, after much hardship and terror, they return to the deserted town to find their former cook, a freed slave, working with the African Free Society, an actual group who undertook to visit and assist the sick and saved many lives. As first frost arrives and the epidemic ends, Mattie's sufferings have changed her from a willful child to a strong, capable young woman able to manage her family's business on her own. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell

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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 1-4395-2857-8 / 978-1-4395-2857-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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January 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-307-26049-6 / 978-0-307-26049-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fever 1793 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-613-45039-6 / 978-0-613-45039-3 (USA edition)
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March 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fever, 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7569-1057-9 / 978-0-7569-1057-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7862-3408-3 / 978-0-7862-3408-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fever 1793 (Seeds of America Trilogy)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-689-83858-1 / 978-0-689-83858-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-606-24061-6 / 978-0-606-24061-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-340-85409-X / 978-0-340-85409-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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March 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-689-84891-9 / 978-0-689-84891-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-439-35525-7 / 978-0-439-35525-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
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2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-439-35675-X / 978-0-439-35675-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
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Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-8072-6158-0 / 978-0-8072-6158-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-8072-8718-0 / 978-0-8072-8718-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Emily Bergl (Narrator) Laurie Halse Anderson (Author)
ISBN: 0-7393-4905-8 / 978-0-7393-4905-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fever 1793
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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