The true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 is a young adult nonfiction title that draws on firsthand accounts and explores the fever s historical context, sharing fever 1793 s emphasis on the lifesaving efforts of the free africans. If you are determined to return home with your grandfather, then you. Anderson is best known for her awardwinning 1999 novel, speak, which. Yesterday a physician i shall not name diagnosed yellow fever in an elderly woman. Encyclopedia of greater philadelphia fever 1793 novel. And i assure you, there is no fever in this house 66. The protagonist in most novels features the main character or good guy. Set during philadelphias yellow fever outbreak, fever 1793 is a young adult, historical fiction novel written by laurie halse anderson and first published in 2000.
Simon and schuster, 2000 juvenile nonfiction 251 pages. And the results were just as devastating as the novel reports. The novel introduces students to research using primary sources and nonfiction. Fever 1793 is a standalone, youngreaders novel written by laurie halse anderson. Post its, sticky notes, english language arts, reading,compositional risk, writing. During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns. Because of that they break in a dark night into the fittes.
The main character of fever 1793 is fourteenyearold matilda mattie cook, who is about to embark on a tumultuous. Fever 1793 brings even more to the table it can bring science and math into play as well activities for fever 1793. Edwards award for her contribution to young adult literature, and fever 1793 is an american library association best book for young. Its an extreme scenario, and in order to respond to it, matilda has to grow up very, very quickly due to her situations and growing up becomes a matter of life and death. Fever, 1793 book douglas county libraries bibliocommons. Make a list of actions that increased and decreased the spread of yellow fever as described in the book and other sources. This test is designed to test your knowldege about the book fever 1793. Laurie finished fever 1793 and it was published in 2000. The true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. In regards to yellow fever, everything that was discussed about this epidemic in the book, did actually happen, but was put into an interesting plot. Many of a persons early life experiences can contribute to this transition, even if it is the simplest of things. Study guides for every chapter of the novel fever 1793.
Alternate ending chapter 1, a fever 1793 fanfic fanfiction. The streets of philadelphia are more dangerous than your darkest nightmare. The untold story of yellow fever the epidemic that shaped out history. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Is fever 1793 the book a good historical fiction book. Read these excerpts from fever 1793 and the summer of the. Yellow fever epidemic of 1793 is a young adult nonfiction title that draws on. Find books like fever 1793 from the worlds largest community of readers. In this case, the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia. The story of a terrifying epidemic and the people who saved a city jeanette keith. This is a non fiction portrayal of the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia in 1793. This book is filled with facts, a timeline, and newspaper articles and much more related to yellow fever. A historical fiction novel, fever, 1793, deals with the. Fever 1793 literature guide for teachers, 5th9th grade.
Andersons novel is set in late eighteenthcentury america, a time when men wore powdered wigs and george washington was president. Published in 2000, fever 1793 is a young adult novel that tells the story of a. Shes sure she can look after herself and shes got big plans for the future, if only somebody would listen. Fever, 1793 is a work of historical fiction, which means that it makes use of time and place in the distant past to unfold the plot, as well as to dramatize its basic themes and concerns. When i picked up catalyst from my library and realized it was by the same author, i was overjoyed. The epidemic literally decimated the population of the city, killing 10% of its people. I loved the historical notes at the end and how almost all the books. It brings significance to the outbreak of yellow fever in philadelphia, pennsylvania. This is a fictional portrayal of the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia in 1793. The best study guide to fever 1793 on the planet, from the creators of sparknotes. Imagine that you are a doctor in philadelphia in 1793 and create a pamphlet to help people take preventative measures.
Yet i always remember fever 1793 as the book that changed my outlook. Since 1993, laurie had been rewriting fever 1793, originally titled bitter drops. Fever 1793 discussion guide scholastic books for kids. My fight now was not with my mother, but rather the fight to stay alive. Read these excerpts from fever 1793 and the summer of the pestilence. Fever 1793 kindle edition by anderson, laurie halse, earley, lori. Edwards award for her contribution to young adult literature, and fever 1793 is an american library association best book for young adults and a new york public library best book for teens. Grandfather passes away leaving mattie alone to endure the remnants of the fever. Mattie and her family are works of fiction, but the fever outbreak did indeed strike philadelphia in the late summer of 1793.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Fever 1793 is a powerful realistic fiction story that brings meaning to the late 18th century and events that happened after the revolutionary war. Fever 1793 kindle edition by anderson, laurie halse. What are some historical facts mentioned in fever 1793. Reading tracker history taking king book school fun middle school high school fiction and nonfiction library card chapter books. Students will learn about the yellow fever epidemic, the free african society, and life after the american revolution.
This novel takes place during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in philadelphia, an actual historical event. Laurie halse andersons historical fiction novel fever 1793 portrays an. Create a timeline of the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, consulting the primary sources that anderson cites. Fever 1793 questions chapters 110 flashcards quizlet. This led me on a search to find other great math picture book biographies. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. If you werent afraid of mosquitoes before, you might be after reading this novel. Set in late colonial philadelphia and based on true events.
Fever 1793 is a historical fiction novel that takes place in late summer midaugust in 1793 in broiling philadelphia. How did you research and write fever 1793, which tells the story of. Near as i can tell, he pointed to the jumble of notes and letters on the desk before him, more than half the city has fled. Includes 61 pages worth of materials for teaching fever 1793 by.
Created by the original team behind sparknotes, litcharts are the. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson chapters before you read the chapter. Chains was a national book award finalist in 2008 and it won the scott odell award for historical fiction in 2009. But when her friend polly comes down with yellow fever and the disease starts to spread through the. Laurie halse andersons fever, 1793 is a novel about a fourteenyearold girl. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading fever 1793. Study 17 terms fever 1793 quote practice flashcards.
I dont think the actual story itself is true, but it is historical fiction, and things that happen in the book the yellow fever epidemic happened in real life. Although fever 1793 is a historical fiction, in which not all the details are completely accurate, it gives the big picture of the nonfiction in a much more interesting way. Alternate endingi had to write an alternate ending for this story for school so i thought,why not put it on fanfiction. If the author wont be able to contain the reader contained in the tale even if fiction or nonfiction then it isnt common to have a good time with. Historical fiction works wonderfully in the middle school classroom because it can be used to tie together language arts and social studies.
November 8, 1793 if death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character would you slow down. This event is the capstone to the reading of the book fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson. Laurie halse anderson shares my story of the historical misfortune of ailment that swept my city in her novel fever 1793. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest philadelphia has ever seen. Chapter 1 august 16th, 1793 at the very beginning of the book, matilda, the main character, wakes up and is immediately interrogated from her mother. One of them is matties grandfather, captain william farnsworth cook, a feisty old soldier who served under george washington during the revolutionary war.
Books similar to fever 1793 meet your next favorite book. We find out that there are some sore feelings between the two. Fever 1793 was an ala best book for young adults selection and a junior library guild selection. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. The most important conflict in this novel is the internal conflict that mattie has to face with death. This is the best nonfiction companion to fever 1793. Fever victims lay in the gutters, thieves and wild men lurk on every corner. Matt had me send along all of my research notes to him, and then he did.
During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop. Enhance your students comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of the book with these activities and discussion questions. Fever 1793 teachers guide explore late eighteenthcentury life in america with the discussion topics and crosscurricular activities in this teachers guide for fever 1793. In an intense, wellresearched tale that will resonate particularly with readers in parts of the country where the west nile virus and other insectborne diseases are active, anderson speak, 1999, etc.
Historical fiction, young adult literature historical fiction. According to estimates, between four and five thousand people died from the plague. At the time, philadelphia was the capitol of the united states of america. This became lauries third novel on the new york times bestseller list. Fever, 1793 is a ya historical novel by american author laurie halse anderson, published in 2000.
The author can take real people from that time and place and make up plausible stories based upon where they were, what they did, who they talked to, etc. Historical fiction is just that a fictional story about a real historical event. Considering the fact that were now in the middle of a pandemic, this book. Its 1793, and though business has never been better at the. Likely the first fictional treatment of the yellow fever epidemic was a novel titled arthur mervyn.1404 317 418 1489 621 807 849 280 252 1131 13 203 767 709 638 1004 1482 1481 601 1292 1425 527 583 462 1417 230 401 632 1269 461 592 796