Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the Ages

by John Farndon

Illustrations by Venitia Dean

Part of a Series: The Sickening History of Medicine.

Being sick is horrible. But it used to be worse. Inside this book, you'll see evidence of the plagues of the past—rotting skin, dissolving lungs, and sinister swelling all over the body. Diseases like the Black Death wiped out whole towns and villages. Tuberculosis consumed young people like a bloodsucking vampire. And Smallpox left its victims scarred for life—if they survived. At the time, no one knew where these killer diseases came from or how to treat them. But eventually doctors discovered how these diseases and others were spread. Being sick isn’t quite as sickening as it was in the past!

ISBN: 9781512415575

JLG Release: July 2017

JLG Member Price

Series Nonfiction: Science 6-8

Grades 6-8


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Library edition


    Hungry Tomato

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7" x 9"

    Dewey Classification



    Level: 1080L



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