The Ratcatcher's Daughter

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Publisher Description

A remarkable story about a little-known tragedy in Australian history.

It's 1900. thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job - very reluctantly - as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there's worse to come. Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague - the Black Death - arrives in Australia. Issy loathes both rats and her father's four yappy, snappy, hyperactive rat-killing terriers.

But when her father becomes ill it's up to Issy to join the battle to rid the city of the plague-carrying rats.

'A brilliant and richly evocative insight into a fascinating and little-known aspect of our past.' -- Jackie French, Australian Children's Laureate.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2014
1 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.7
MB

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