Aug 16, 2011 its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Historical fiction is great, and this book is well written to explain what was happening when people got sick with yellow fever in 1793. The great plague of yellow fever in philadelphia in 1793. This test is designed to test your knowldege about the book fever 1793. Encyclopedia of greater philadelphia fever 1793 novel. By the end of september, 20,000 people had fled the city. Fever 1793 is a work of historical fiction by laurie halse anderson concerning a widespread illness known as yellow fever spread by infected mosquitoes that many people in philadelphia. Her title, speak, was named a 2000 printz honor book by the american library association and was a finalist for the 1999 national book award. Her body is changing, she cant stand the sound of her mothers voice, and she has a mega crush on a cute painter guy named. This combined with the dry, hot summer and low water tables of 1793 created the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes and the spread of yellow fever. On august 19, 1793, the first fatality of yellow fever, peter aston, became a topic of general conversation according to mathew carey, irishborn american publisher and first hand witness. How many people got sick with yellow fever in 1793. Mattie is, for the most part, just a normal teenager.
Fever is a book, which takes place in 1793, just after the american revolution. Young matildas father died before the fever outbreak, leaving her small family to fend for themselves by running a coffeehouse. Published in 2000, fever 1793 is a young adult novel that tells the story of a 14 yearold girl named mattie cook, who fights to survive the yellow fever epidemic. During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop. Fever 1793 kindle edition by laurie halse anderson, lori earley. Yellow fever in the year 1793, yellow fever was a dreaded disease. The true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The revised global yellow fever risk map and recommendations for vaccination, 2010. Benjamin rush, a prominent philadelphia physician and signer of the declaration of independence, split from many of his medical peers over the suspected. The yellow fever virus is spread between humans by the mosquito, aedes aegypti. Fever by laurie halse anderson is a book about an experience the main character mattie has with yellow fever.
Printz honor book, and an ala best book for young adults, as well as several picture books, she lives in. An account of the bilious remitting yellow fever, as it appeared in the city of philadelphia, in the year 1793, benjamin rush, philadelphia, 1794 courtesy national library of medicine dr. The closest ive ever gotten to yellow fever was getting vaccinated against it prior to travel. Lasting from july to november, the 1793 epidemic killed approximately 10 percent of philadelphias population.
Embracing a complete list of the dead, the names of the doctors and nurses employed, names of all who contributed money or means, and the name and history of the howa paperback. Inspired by the yellow fever epidemic that struck and killed almost 5,000 people in philadelphia in the late summer months of 1793, andersons story follows matilda cook. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. What was the name of the little girl mattie took in. One reason for this fear was that nobody knew where the disease originated.
Mattie and her grandfather flee the city, and try to escape into the country where the air is clean. This is a great little ya book that delves into the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in philadelphia. The reader skillfully portrays the plucky teenaged heroine of this historical novel about the yellow fever epidemic that beset philadelphia in the late 18th century. In 1793, philadelphia experienced a major epidemic, marking the beginning of the diseases thirtyyear appearance in the northern states. This is andersons first historical fiction book which describes the worst epidemic of yellow fever in america. The acclaimed author of speak, which was a national book award finalist, an ala michael l. Laurie halse anderson in 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and selfreliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Matties 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. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading fever 1793. Fever 1793 kindle edition by anderson, laurie halse, earley, lori.
Matildas grandfather wants to open a store with the extra money, matilda wants to buy new equipment for the coffeehouse and try to expand their store into a full restaurant, and matildas mother wants to save the money because she fears yellow fever will take over the town and hurt business. Also, the symptoms were so severe that being diagnosed with yellow fever was considered a death sentence. But fourteenyearold mattie cook doesnt get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. Yellow fever is a historical fiction book that describes the epidemic in philadelphia, pennsylvania which killed roughly 10% of the population during the sweltering summer of 1793. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, 3,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between august 1 and november 9. Matties 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. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda learns to cope with the loss of.
During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Lindsey np, rabe ib, miller er, fischer m, staples je. The death toll from a yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia hits 100 on october 11, 1793. Matilda mattie cook is a fourteenyearold girl living above a coffeehouse in philadelphia with her mother, grandfather a former military man, a parrot named king george, and an orange cat named silas. The vast majority of them died of yellow fever, making the epidemic in the city of 50,000 people one of the most severe in united states history. Print a copy of the fever 1793 literature circle questions printable for each student. Yes,in the book yellow fever 1793 at the end it was cured by the first frost and yellow fever was over asked in history of the united states what problem came with the growth of towns and cities. Oct 24, 2015 the book fever 1793 gives us a glimpse of how the yellow fever had changed the lives of many people. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public. Fever 1793 kindle edition by anderson, laurie halse. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the owner or are authorized to act on behalf of. Mattie cook lives with her mother and grandfather above the familys coffee shop when the historic 1793 yellow fever epidemic hits philadelphia.
In this lesson, students learn about laurie halse andersons book fever, 1793 and develop a project highlighting the yellow fever epidemic that terrorized. A historical fiction novel, fever, 1793, deals with the. In this story it shows us the events that take place in matildas life when the fever strikes the coffeehouse and takes away the people she cared about from her life. The yellow fever epidemic of 1878, in memphis, tennessee. The opening scene of andersons ambitious novel about the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged philadelphia in the late 18th century shows a hint of the gallows.
Adverse event reports following yellow fever vaccination, 2007. Oct 08, 2019 the death toll from a yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia hits 100 on october 11, 1793. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as george washington and benjamin rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak.
Yellow fever, or american plague as it was known at the time. Create a dictionary for unusual words or phrases found in the book. This is a popular classroom book to begin a unit on yellow fever. As it is the pentathlon book for 20192020 school year, ive finally gotten around to it. A picture book, ndito runs, was a 1996 pick of the lists from the american booksellers association. Fever 1793 fever 1793 was written by laurie halse anderson, and first published in 2000. Politics of yellow fever in alexander hamiltons america.
This epidemic infected and killed about 10% of the population, which at the time was about. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and selfreliance when. Fever 1793 book by laurie halse anderson thriftbooks. In an american plague, jim murphy tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Integratingliteratureandsocialstudieswith fever%1793. Fever 1793 contains many words or expressions that were commonly used in those days but are rarely used today.
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. See more ideas about yellow fever, matilda and staying alive. Its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, lori earley, paperback.
In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and selfreliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a. John jay and the yellow fever epidemics part 1 the. Popular yellow fever books meet your next favorite book. What does mattie always remember and look forward to. Matties gumption and drive see her through some horrific. The true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 179. In 2000, andersons fever 1793, a historical fiction novel set in philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic, was published by simon and schuster. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, an american plague. Jan 02, 2017 29 videos play all fever of 1793 doodle noodles hot bowl o romen the house on mango street sandra cisneros full audiobook duration.
The problem in the book fever 1793 is the outbreak of yellow fever in philadelphia in the year 1793. Now they include polly, the serving girl at the cook coffeehouse. It is a young adult historical fiction novel about the yellow fever epidemic. Yellow fever spreads throughout the cities, including philadelphia, where mattie cook lives. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Laurie halse andersons fever, 1793 is a novel about a fourteenyearold girl named matilda mattie cook who comes of age during the infamous yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia in 1793. See more ideas about yellow fever, historical fiction and terrifying stories. The story is definitely written for preteen children, not young adults. Fever 1793 kindle edition by anderson, laurie halse, earley. It is a historical novel about a 14 year old girl, matilda, trying to survive an outbreak of yellow fever. The books came in excellent condition, and i think will become a favorite of my students as well as we read. The book describes in graphic detail the symptoms, progress, and agonies of the disease, and how it destroys lives and families when philadelphia falls victim in 1793. Mar 17, 2020 in 1793, philadelphia experienced a major epidemic, marking the beginning of the diseases thirtyyear appearance in the northern states.558 221 524 1130 1191 1245 1098 764 819 1379 289 131 1398 1167 148 4 55 432 1253 1413 1329 1547 227 855 1490 1372 489 1455 1157 1231 375 266 914 867 1031