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    Plague: A Cross on the Door (National Archives) (Paperback) By (author) Ann Turnbull, Illustrated by Akbar Ali

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    Description"In sixteen hundred and sixty-five there was hardly anyone left alive." Spring 1665, London Sam was just a young boy when his master took him out of the orphanage to be his servant. When he was old enough, he was going to become his master's apprentice, a shoemaker, able to make his own way in the world. But that was before the plague arrived. Abandoned by Alice, his master's maid and the closet thing that Sam's ever had to a mother, Sam finds himself nailed into his workshop home with only his dying master and pet dog Budge for company. The officials call it 'quarantine'. But for Sam it's a death sentence. Can Sam escape? And even if he does, will he be able to survive on London's ravaged streets?


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    Title
    Plague
    Subtitle
    A Cross on the Door
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Turnbull, Illustrated by Akbar Ali
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 77 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408186879
    ISBN 10: 140818687X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AH
    BIC E4L: F7+
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC children’s book marketing category: C3N79
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AH
    DC23: 823.914
    Thema V1.0: YFT
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    A & C Black Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    25 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ann Turnbull is a Shropshire based author who has been writing children's books for almost forty years. The author of over thirty successful children's titles and shortlisted for several children's book awards including the Smarties and Carnegie awards over the years, she is a well respected voice in children's and young adult literature with a penchant for historical fiction.
    Review quote
    The atmosphere of the plague-ridden city is expertly captured. Irish Examiner Ann Turnbull's lovely prose overcomes them to make an engaging story in just a few words - a real art. www.booksforkeeps.co.uk The story zips along and I found it engrossing. The Historical Novel Society The books contain enough tension to grip the reader and keep the stories flowing and the atmosphere of Stuart London is excellently evoked. www.parentsintouch.co.uk The author tackles this potentially disturbing story with balance and sensitivity, protecting readers into the experience rather than hiding them entirely from it. -- Tim Taylor Primary Teacher Update 20131009