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FC: Fever 1793
1: Author Page The author of this book is Laurie Halse Anderson.
2: Historical Fiction Historical Fiction is when a book has an event that really happened and the characters are made up. The book that I'm reading, Fever 1793 is a Historical Fiction book.
3: Characters | Matilda- Main charecter, 14 and very hardworking, intelligent and brave. | Grandfather- Matilda's grandfather and is a big part of this book, was once a soldier. | Eliza- Works at the coffeehouse and was a slave but was treated nicely and Matilda loved her a lot. | Mother- Matilda'smother and got yellow fever in this book, she is the daughter of the grandfather and lost her husband many years ago.
4: The Main idea of this book is the Philidelphia Epidemic in 1793. This book is all about that. A lot of people died of this epidemic and this book tells you all about it but in a 14 year olds way. In the beginning of this book people start to die then Matilda's mother gets sick and Matilda and the grandfather leave to go to a different town that is "Yellow fever free". | Main Idea
5: Setting | In this book it the story takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That's where the real Yellow Fever Epidemic took place.
6: My opinion I think this book was thrilling and full of exictement. All the parts when Matilda and grandfather have no food or water and then Matilda finds a way to save them is really cool. When everyone is dying it's sad when you know that really did happen. I think that in this story there is just enough charecters to make this book amazing. Theres not to many and theres not to little. If I was to give this book a score from 1 to 10. For sure a 10.
7: The Real Yellow Fevor Epidemic | During 1793 Philadelphia was the largest city in the United States. In the summer the water levels of the streams were reduced making it a great place for bugs to hang out. Also Carribean Refugees were coming off ships on the Philadelphia docks with them they brought Yellow fever. The mosquitoes would bring the Carribean Refugee's blood to the people in Philadelphia and it spread and spread. It is estimated that 2,000 people died.