The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel was a fascinating read. Deborah Hopkinson includes the facts of the cholera epidemic in London and what she invented to tell a good story. Eel is an orphan with a secret who seeks out Dr. John Snow's help when cholera invades his neighborhood.
I confess I will read almost anything with the word mystery in the title. This one is worth reading aloud to middle school students.
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