The Ratcatcher's Daughter

The Ratcatcher's Daughter

By: Pamela Rushby

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A remarkable story about a little-known tragedy in Australian history. 'A brilliant and richly evocative insight into a fascinating and little-known aspect of our past.' Jackie French, Australian Children's Laureate 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. Ages 10+

Title: The Ratcatcher's Daughter

Author Name: Pamela Rushby

Categories: CH General Fiction, YA Contemporary,

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2014

ISBN Number: 0732297133

ISBN Number 13: 9780732297138

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 20.1 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm

Kg: 0.18 Kg

Seller ID: 9780732297138

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