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Author Rushby, Pamela, author

Title The ratcatcher's daughter / Pamela Rushby
Published Sydney South, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2014
Sydney South, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson an imprint HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2014


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Description 230 pages : facsimiles ; 20 cm
regular print
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages 229-230
Audience For primary school age
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Children's stories.
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Plague -- Fiction.
Plague -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, Australian.
Rats -- Control -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Brisbane (Qld.) -- History -- Fiction.
Brisbane (Qld.) -- History -- 1891-1901 -- Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 9780732297138 (paperback)