During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook. This quiz and worksheet is a helpful way to see how well you know the book fever, 1793 before moving on to other topics. The yellow fever outbreak began in the beginning of august 1793, and the more individuals became sick and deceased, the more philadelphia citizens became frightened and fled the city. During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. The cook family own a business called the cook coffeehouse. The family they are traveling with decides to head back while matilda and her grandfather decide to find another way. I learned so much that id never known about the yellow fever epidemic in colonial times, yet the information melts into the story so well, that not for a moment is the book laden. She has written numerous books for children including turkey pox, no time for mothers day, fever 1793, speak, catalyst, independent dames.
Much of the first part of the story takes place in the cook coffeehouse. 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. I wanted to quickly finish the book just so i could get away from her acrimonious personality. Lord adam gordon journal entry, 1765 i woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the. Mar 29, 2012 for free educational materials, visit our website at. Now they include polly, the serving girl at the cook coffeehouse.
An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 philadelphia in this novel from laurie halse. Fever 1793, book by laurie halse anderson paperback. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyear old matilda cook. Author laurie halse anderson writes about such a time in fever, 1793. I need to know 15 mainimportant events that happened in the book fever 1793. Fever 1793, is a historical fiction book written by laurie halse anderson, which is based on an epidemic, known as yellow fever that had taken place in philadelphia during 1793, killing a few thousand individuals. As portrayed in this book by mary beth keane, mary mallon was a meanspirited, resentful, hostile, and bitter woman who was prone to angerfueled rages. Print a copy of the fever 1793 literature circle questions printable for each student. The men on horseback think matildas grandfather has yellow fever, so they refuse to let him into town. Start studying fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson. Eliza, a free black woman, is the coffeehouse cook. 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. What you never knew about the women and girls of the american revolution. The ala called the novels gripping and exceptionally wellwritten and the panel chair said that laurie halse anderson masterfully gives voice to teen characters undergoing transformations in their lives through their.
Mattie and her mother travel to the ogilvies expensive and large home where they are greeted by mrs. I m just saying, do it asked in fever 1793 in the book fever 1793 who benefited from the pestilence. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 272 pages and is available in paperback format. What are some historical facts mentioned in fever 1793.
The story fever 1793 takes place in historic philadelphia in the year 1793. Oct 27, 2011 what are some main events that happened in the book fever 1793. Describe the activities that go on there before, during, and after the guests arrive. This book takes place in philadelphia the book is about this girl named matilda she is 12 years old and lives with her grandfather and mother her father died. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson about the book august 1793. Fever 1793 laurie halse anderson this book is for my father, reverend frank a. By the end of september, 20,000 people had fled the city. Encyclopedia of greater philadelphia fever 1793 novel. 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. It is a historical novel about a 14 year old girl, matilda, trying to survive an outbreak of yellow fever. One of those people affected by the fever is mattie cook. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson flashcards quizlet.
Two of her books, chains and speak, were national book award finalists. Sep 11, 2001 many of a persons early life experiences can contribute to this transition, even if it is the simplest of things. President nelson grandfathers visit from the other side of the veil and family history work duration. 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. In 1793 philadelphia, sixteenyearold matilda cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and selfreliance when. Matilda lives with her mother and grandfather above the family coffeehouse. Check out our revolutionary sidebyside summary and analysis. Fourteenyearold mattie cook is ambitious, adventurous, and sick to death of listening to her mother. 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.
There were times of hardship and heartbreak, but just enough times of laughter and joy, so that the book wasnt too heavy. Her title, speak, was named a 2000 printz honor book by the american. I suggest this to people who enjoy nonfiction and adventure. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Fever 1793 2000 read online free book by laurie halse. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia, sixteenyearold mattie cook gains new strengths. Aug 16, 2011 its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Find books like fever 1793 from the worlds largest community of readers. Fever 1793 is based on the actual yellow fever epidemic that hit philadelphia and wiped out some five thousand people.
Get an answer for what is the setting in fever 1793. January book report a historical fiction novel for teens written by laurie halse anderson and steve scott. Her family runs a coffee shop in downtown philadelphia called cook coffeehouse. Things go well running the coffeehouse until fever breaks out in philadelphia. I m just saying, do it asked in fever 1793 in the book fever 1793. I wanted to share this book with you today so that you may 1 love it and 2 teach it. The distant call of the charcoal mans horn sounded at the far end of the. She wants to turn the cook coffeehouse into the finest business in philadelphia, the capital of the new united states.
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. Author of speak, laurie halse anderson writes her amazing historical fiction book, fever 1793 about a teenage girl named matilda a. 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. A chapter one august i6th, 1793 the city of philadelphia is perhaps one of the wonders of the world. Its late summer 1793, and the streets of philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning matties world upside down. She lives in philadelphia and has no additional siblings. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest philadelphia has ever seen. I spoke with her mother, with mistress logan, mother answered softly, looking at her neat rows of carrots. I love historical fiction, and my new favorite is laurie halse andersons fever 1793. Fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, lori earley, paperback. Inspired by the yellow fever epidemic that struck and killed almost 5,000 people in philadelphia in the late summer months of. 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. This isnt my story, but i noticed there isnt a book on wattpad, and it just so happens i had a book of it, so, i hope everyone enjoys.
A vocabulary list featuring fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, chapters 7. Matilda butts heads with her demanding mother and dreams of becoming an independent young. The city streets, called alleys at the time, were laid out in a grid pattern as many modern cities are laid out today. 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.
Laurie halse andersons fever, 1793 is a novel about a fourteenyearold girl. What is a 3 paragraph summary of the book called fever 1793. A vocabulary list featuring fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson, chapters 16. In a mixed atmosphere of mistrust, fear, and caring, mattie learns to cope with the loss of business, friends, and family. The first edition of the novel was published in september 1st 2000, and was written by laurie halse anderson.
Fever 1793 book by laurie halse anderson thriftbooks. Literature circle questions use the questions and activities that follow to get more out of the experience of reading fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson. Chains also received the 2009 scott odell award for historical fiction, and laurie was. Free download or read online fever 1793 pdf epub book. 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. We get to know a lot about mattie cook in these two first chapters. Mattie is, for the most part, just a normal teenager. What are some modern day epidemics that you could compare to the yellow fever outbreak of 1793. Anderson won the annual award in 2009, citing three novels published from 1999 to 2002. January 9, 20im now reading chapter five and page twenty nine of the book fever 1793, by laurie halse anderson. Mattie and her grandfather walk back toward philadelphia for about an hour but eventually grandfather cook becomes. The settingwhere and when the story takes place in the book and find homework help for other fever 1793 questions at enotes.
Fever 1793 begins in august 1793, with 14yearold matilda cook awakening to a typical day. Yellow fever breaks out in philadelphia the death toll from a yellow fever epidemic in philadelphia hits 100 on october 11, 1793. Jan 11, 2011 matties life in philadelphia is perfect, until. How to correctly solder a vertical copper pipe complete guide got2learn duration. Buy fever 1793 by laurie halse anderson online at alibris. The roads are all closed to reduce the spread of fever. Jasmin ruiz 16 year old mattie cook lives with hard working mother lucille, former captain grandfather and freed slave eliza who serves as there cook. Matties mother and grandfather own a coffeehouse in philadelphia and that is where mattie spends most of her days. What evidence is there in the story that the two feel deeply for each other. I suggest that due to some death content and some violent scenes. Fever 1793 begins with good historical information for the reader who may not be aware of the situation in philadelphia. Would the book called fever 1793 be good to be a movie. Jan 01, 2006 fever 1793 is the story of a 14yearold girl fighting to stay alive in the yellow fever epidemic.
Fever 1793 chapter 17 20 vocabulary flashcards quizlet. This test is designed to test your knowldege about the book fever 1793. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Im just in the beginning, so i havent got through a lot of the book yet, but what i have read is perfect for a reader that loves suspenseful books. Fever 1793 this is a project that tells about the book fever 1793 in a creative way. Get an answer for what are some historical facts mentioned in fever 1793. 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. Feb 04, 2009 fever 1793 2000 is a historical novel by laurie halse anderson. And that is saying something because this book is a historical novel lovers delight. Start studying fever 1793 chapter 17 20 vocabulary. September 2nd, 1793 in laurie halse andersons fever 1793. How is it related to both negative things the fever and positive ones such as blanchards yellow balloon. During the summer of 1793, mattie cook lives above the family coffee shop.
Fever, 1793 book douglas county libraries bibliocommons. Fever 1793 fever 1793 was written by laurie halse anderson, and first published in 2000. Set during the philadelphia yellow fever epidemic, its protagonist and narrator is a teenage girl named matilda whose father has died. This is the story by laurie halse anderson of the fever 1793. But fourteenyearold mattie cook doesnt get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. August 30th, 1793 in laurie halse andersons fever 1793. Mattie cooks simple life in philadelphia is shattered when an epidemic of yellow fever rages through the city in the summer of 1793.1293 1050 541 153 523 929 672 1195 801 1308 1615 213 911 1533 930 1566 725 1291 1561 1065 821 479 182 669 95 57 271 467 1419