Author: Deborah Hopkinson

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The Great Trouble - A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

The Great Trouble
  • Number: B00CCPIKSU
  • Release: 2013-09-10
  • Author: Deborah Hopkinson
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street.

Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.


First Family - Ages: 4 to 7 / Illustrated by AG Ford

First Family
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  • Number: 9780061896804
  • Release: December 2009
  • Author: Deborah Hopkinson
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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At work, at play, at home, in the White House.

The White House is a museum, the office of the chief executive, a gathering place for leaders and visitors from around the globe, and it is also a home for one special family--the First Family.

This book follows a day in the life of the Obama family: President Barack, First Lady Michelle, First Daughters Malia and Sasha, and even First Pup Bo. From moving in on inauguration day to making important decisions, hosting state dinners, planting a garden, exploring the historic house, and leading around the Secret Service, the First Family is very busy.

Deborah Hopkinson and AG Ford take young readers through an extraordinary "ordinary" day in the life of America's much-beloved First Family.


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