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On a hot September day in 1924, Jesus Lajun noticed a terrible smell coming from his house in Los Angeles. He went down to his basement and discovered a dead rat, which he picked up and tossed in the trash. A few days later, Lajun came down with a fever and noticed a strange, purple lump on his thigh. Soon Lajun was dead, as was his daughter, several of his neighbors, his ambulance driver, and even the priest who had performed his funeral. All of them died from the same illness! What killed Jesus Lajun and quickly spread with disturbing ease to the people around him? A doctor studying the case soon discovered that it was plague, a deadly disease that’s spread by fleas and rodents—including rats.

In Bubonic Plague: The Black Death!, children will learn all about the three forms this disease takes in the human body—bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic—including how the disease spreads, the worst outbreaks in history, and how doctors have developed effective medicines to combat the illness. Most important, children learn how to avoid catching bubonic plague in the first place!

 
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF024020
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2011
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Nightmare Plagues
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781936088034, 9781936088881, 9781617720987
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 614.5'732
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 900
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 6.2
AR Quiz Number 139216
Author Stephen Person
 

Bubonic Plague

Donald Jacobi was one of the fortunate who survived the flu epidemic of 1918. What was later recorded as a worldwide pandemic spread across the United States between September 14 and October 5. The Bubonic Plague, most widespread in Europe in the 1300s, struck again in Los Angeles in 1924 and as recently as 2007 in Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Each text recounts all aspects of the disease from the inception and symptoms to the spread and effects, and the authors include personal stories and captioned factoids that captivate the reader. Based on what scientists learned from each past outbreak, new vaccines have been developed to prevent further outbreaks. Multi-captioned photos portray a realistic image of the people and the time. The text concludes with a section describing other famous occurrences and intriguing facts. Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

Bubonic Plague

Donald Jacobi was one of the fortunate who survived the flu epidemic of 1918. What was later recorded as a worldwide pandemic spread across the United States between September 14 and October 5. The Bubonic Plague, most widespread in Europe in the 1300s, struck again in Los Angeles in 1924 and as recently as 2007 in Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Each text recounts all aspects of the disease from the inception and symptoms to the spread and effects, and the authors include personal stories and captioned factoids that captivate the reader. Based on what scientists learned from each past outbreak, new vaccines have been developed to prevent further outbreaks. Multi-captioned photos portray a realistic image of the people and the time. The text concludes with a section describing other famous occurrences and intriguing facts. Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs