The Ratcatcher's Daughter

The Ratcatcher's Daughter

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson,� Sydney : 2014
ISBN: 9780732297138
Branch Call Number: JF RUSH
Alternative Title: Rat catcher's daughter

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LoganLib_Erin Nov 15, 2017

Although aimed at a junior audience, The Ratcatcher's Daughter is an amazing story about a little-known tragedy when the plague hits Australia.


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reeread
Sep 16, 2015

A story based on a largely unknown piece of Brisbane's history. If you ever have a chance to hear Pamela Rushby speak about her research behind this story, grab it.

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Sansha
Feb 13, 2015

Suitable for young adolescents. Set in 1900 in Brisbane at the beginning of an outbreak of the Plague - the Black Death.

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Jess1031
Nov 11, 2014

It's fantastic book, I like it, it's really interesting, sometimes make me laugh. And I learn how undertakes work.Haha

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reeread
Sep 16, 2015

reeread thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Nov 11, 2014

Jess1031 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 10

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