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The Black Death - PB
The Black Death - PB
The Black Death - PB
9780778704065 | In Stock
Three gruesome stories from the first plague that swept medieval Europe are told in graphic novel format: An eyewitness describes how the city of Florence was devastated in 1348 as plague reaches Europe; In 1349, a group called flagellants travel around whipping themselves in public to show God they are sorry for their sins and to beg him to end the plague; A fruit seller takes on the job of doctor since regular doctors have either fled the Black Death or died.

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: V
Binding: Paperback
Series: Graphic Medieval History
Author(s): Gary Jeffrey

Size: 6 ½″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 48
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 4.7
Dewey: 614.5
Lexile: 840L
Copyright: 2014

The Black Death

“Black Death, the most gruesome in the series, tracks plague routes and the pestilences’s effect on European culture and history. Eyewitness accounts, tales of flagellants (people who believed that self-inflicted wounds would evoke repentance and save them from the plague), and photographs of black, rotting fingertips will fascinate kids interested in the macabre.” -SLJ, 08/14