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. August 16, 1793 word page number definition droned abhorred dawdling 1. Author laurie halse anderson writes about such a time in fever, 1793. This is a fictional portrayal of the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia in 1793. Distribute a chapter from the book to each student beginning with chapter 3. Opening the pages of fever 1793, was like opening a small time capsule on this event, the author painted. Edwards award from the american library association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature she was first recognized for her novel speak, published in 1999.
During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop. But fourteenyearold mattie cook doesnt get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. Fever 1793 taught about philadelphia as a capital city of our country, president washington and the yellow fever epidemic which occurred in 1793. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 272 pages and is available in paperback format. Fever 1793 begins with good historical information for the reader who may not be aware of the situation in philadelphia. Its the source of a deadly miasma, a foul stench, indeed.
Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson bookworm burrow. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public. Her book fever 1793 won the american library association best book for young adults selection and the junior library guild selection. With the eggs carefully tucked in my basket, i moved on to mr. As such, each and every chapter of fever, 1793 is prefaced by a short quotation pulled from an eighteenth or. Its 1793, and though business has never been better at the. I suggest that due to some death content and some violent scenes. Laurie halse anderson more than did her share of homework for fever, 1793. In the past week 64 people died from an unknown sickness that everyone claims to be yellow fever again. Jan 01, 2006 fever 1793 is the story of a 14yearold girl fighting to stay alive in the yellow fever epidemic. Feb 04, 2009 okay, so i am supposed to read this book called fever 1793 for school, but i didnt. Sep 01, 2000 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.
Nov 26, 2012 fever 1793, chapter 45 at the coffee shop, matildas grandfather and his friends were talking about what is making everyone sick. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson overdrive rakuten. Printz honor book, and an ala best book for young adults, as well as several picture books, she lives in. She wants to turn the cook coffeehouse into the finest business in philadelphia, the capital of the ne. School students but be prepared to answer many questions about the fever. In 1793, philadelphia was the capital of the country. Complete the graphic organizer examining the proposed causes of the yellow fever. Fever 1793 is about the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia that happened in the late summer of 1793. August 16th, 1793 the mayor sends out a warning advising people about how to avoid getting the fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. This is a nonfiction portrayal of the yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia in 1793.
Fever 1793 vocabulary words with page numbers study guide by theparth1738 includes 20 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Find books like fever 1793 from the worlds largest community of readers. Integratingliteratureandsocialstudieswith fever%1793. Fever 1793 novel study common core aligned by arlene. For andersons account of her time researching the book, click here. Home tressa fever 1793 close book content settings more ebooks fever 1793 introduces a young woman experiencing the epidemic of yellow fever in the late 1700s. Edwards award from the american library association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature. She was first recognized for her novel speak, published in 1999. Inspired by the yellow fever epidemic that struck and killed almost 5,000 people in philadelphia in the late summer months of. Fourteenyearold mattie cook is ambitious, adventurous, and sick to death of listening to her mother.
Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning matties world upside down. I read this book with my daughter for her summer reading assignment. Speak, twisted, prom, chains, catalyst, and fever 1793. Fever 1793 timeline august 30th, 1793 september 2nd, 1793 colette ogilvie collapses from the fever, panic ensues because the disease is now affecting the rich. Fever 1793 is the story of a 14yearold girl fighting to stay alive in the yellow fever epidemic.
When a fever starts to spread throughout the town and neighboring towns she will need to grow up fast, especially when her own mother falls ill. Fever, 1793 book douglas county libraries bibliocommons. This study guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of fever 1793. Fever 1793, chapter 45 at the coffee shop, matildas grandfather and his friends were talking about what is making everyone sick. 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. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this fever 1793 study.
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. In 2008, chains was selected for the national book award finalist and in 2009 was awarded for its historical fiction the scott odell award. Fever 1793, laurie halse anderson, fiction, 243 timeline. Matties life changes from being considered a child to a woman making choices as to what is in the best interest for her future. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, lori earley, paperback. I love historical fiction and this book was very interesting in describing the 1793 yellow fever plague in philadelphia through the eyes of young 14 year old mattie cook. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson about the book august 1793. Laurie halse anderson is an american writer, known for childrens and young adult novels. During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. The main character of fever 1793 is fourteenyearold matilda mattie cook, who is about to embark on a tumultuous. How many pages does the book fever 1793 by laurie halse. Things go well running the coffeehouse until fever breaks out in philadelphia. The teacher reads aloud chapters one and two from fever 1793, pages 1.
The main character of fever 1793 is fourteenyearold matilda mattie cook, who is about to embark on a tumultuous few months that will change her life forever. Many years ago i took my now adult kids out of public school to homeschool them, and this was one of the first books i bought to add to their reading curriculum. A historical fiction novel, fever, 1793, deals with the. My father had built our home and business after the war for independence ended in 1783. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson chapters before you read the chapter.
The acclaimed author of speak, which was a national book award finalist, an ala michael l. This complete unit for fever 1793 includes focus questions for every chapter, grouped in sets of two or three chapters each. Isaac ss learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Fever 1793 vocabulary words with page numbers flashcards. As it is the pentathlon book for 20192020 school year, ive finally gotten around to it. Terms in this set 59 what do matilda and her grandfather discover when they enter the coffee house. Americans in 1793 did not know that mosquitos were the source of yellow fever. Bank street best books of the year cbcncss notable social studies trade book california young reader medal nominee childrens literature choice list. The protagonist in most novels features the main character or good guy. Its that heap of rotting coffee beans on balls wharf. Why does matties mothers family not talk to them anymore. The settingwhere and when the story takes place in the book. I suggest this to people who enjoy nonfiction and adventure. The story fever 1793 takes place in historic philadelphia in the year 1793.
Now they include polly, the serving girl at the cook coffeehouse. Fever 1793 by tressa read free book online download ebook. Rising 8th grade fever 1793 summer reading assignment. The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are mattie cook. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda learns to cope with the loss of. By the end of september, 20,000 people had fled the city. Reserve chapters 28, 29, and the epilogue for teacher. Its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. The novel is introduced with three board pages discussing yellow fever and some of its occurrences in the 18th and 19th c.
Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Number of keys select the number of different printables to make. Emilys coping with the fact that jaggers a vampire, and especially with how jagger is so longing to bite her, since hes finally found the girl hes willing to spend eternity with. She climbs into a wagon full of orphaned fever survivors, and helps the smaller. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, 5,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between august 1 and november 9. She wants to turn the cook coffeehouse into the finest business in philadelphia, the capital of the new united states. Learn about 4 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in nov 1793 or search by date or keyword. 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.
The first edition of the novel was published in september 1st 2000, and was written by laurie halse anderson. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyear old matilda cook. I think what made it so creepy for me was the reality of it all. Eliza, a free black woman, is the coffeehouse cook. Books similar to fever 1793 meet your next favorite book. Juvenile historical fiction published in 2000 recommended age group. Aug 16, 2011 its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. In the middle of the book, the story becomes more melodramatic as it focuses on the main character as she tries desperately to find her mother and a place for her grandfather and her as the fever engulfs the city. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest philadelphia has ever seen. We follow the epidemic through matilda cook and her small group of family and friends. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Fever 1793 kindle edition by laurie halse anderson, lori earley. This book starts out with 14 year old mattie being well a typical 14 year old.1581 1415 58 1624 230 369 1112 1044 1269 767 336 958 825 1137 217 791 138 172 692 564 1160 572 968 29 230 304 336 254 180 379 1181 468 338 1519 1297 360 1238 1477 1138 1153 696 793 6 833 1413 138