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    The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel (CD-Audio) By (author) Deborah Hopkinson, Read by Kimberly Farr, Read by Matthew Frow

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    Description"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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    The Great Trouble
    A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah Hopkinson, Read by Kimberly Farr, Read by Matthew Frow
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780804123594
    ISBN 10: 0804123594

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YXA, YFT
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    B&T General Subject: 216
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV015000
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    B&T Approval Code: X01860000
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    Libri: I-JY
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016040
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    LC classification: PZ7.H778125 GR 2013C
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFT, YFC, YXA, YFCF
    Edition statement
    Listening Library
    Imprint name
    Listening Library
    Publication date
    10 September 2013
    Author Information
    DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. Her picture books include "Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, " an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book; Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection; "A Boy Called Dickens;" and the ALA Notable Book "Apples to Oregon." She is also the author of the middle-grade novel "Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906."
    Review quote
    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." 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." "From the Hardcover edition."