The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 4-6 to get acquainted with the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. Here you will find brief descriptions of each book and links to more information about the authors. Best of all you can leave your comments about each book you read and join our 'straw pole' for your favorite.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
It's 1854; Eel, an orphan, spends his days by the River Thames searching for things to sell and avoiding Fisheye Bill Tyler. The Great Trouble begins one fateful August day when it's clear that cholera has come to London. The deadly epidemic spreads, and before the entire neighborhood is infected, Eel and his friend Florrie must gather evidence that will prove Dr. Snow's theory about the disease.