I had to read two books about the Early American time period, and this was one of the books I chose. I absolutely love it because I like realistic fiction and history, and this was both. It is a great book and educational!
This book is about the epidemic of the yellow fever in Philadelphia. Matilda Cook, her mother, grandfather, friends, and cat, goes on a adventure to live through the epidemic! Wonderful book. Matilda goes through tough times and hard tasks. The plot is great and has very sad moments. Many things happen and stuff just falls apart. Great book. You have to read it!!
I read this book a while ago and I can remember liking it a lot. Relatively short, but there was a lot of death that was really in-depth, but was somehow skipped over a lot. I'm just glad I wasn't alive then.
This book is really good. I admire Matilda for being such of a strong person--she survived Yellow Fever. Fever really freaked me out and it was a little scary how deadly some diseases are. I have to admit I started really paying attention to germs and hand sanitizer after reading this.
After reading this book, I have to say that I really did start to take care of my body a LOT more than I did before. It kind of freaked me out that the nursery rhyme was actually sad, and we are laughing when we did it. Now, I'm really scared that something like this will happen in our life time, even though we're high tech.