THE RATCATCHER’S DAUGHTER
By Pamela Rushby
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.
As I opened this book, I was waiting for something like a history lesson on paper. It was definitely nothing like that. Pamela Rushby wrote this book so well, that it felt like you were there during the plague. Although it was short, it was still good.
We are welcomed into the book by…
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