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Plagues and pandemics  Cover Image Book Book

Plagues and pandemics / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Falynn Koch.

Messner, Kate, (author.). Koch, Falynn, 1985- (illustrator.). Messner, Ella, (contributor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 97808000004163
  • ISBN: 9780593120415
  • ISBN: 0593120418
  • Physical Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about history's pandemics, from the Black Death to COVID-19. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore creepy beaked masks filled with herbs. RIGHT? WRONG! Those masks were from a plague outbreak centuries later--and most doctors never wore anything like that at all! With a mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels, acclaimed author Kate Messner delivers the whole truth about diseases like the bubonic plague, cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, polio, influenza, and COVID-19."-- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
1110L Lexile
Subject: Epidemics > History.
Plague > History > Juvenile literature.
Quarantine > History.
Diseases and history > Juvenile literature.
Communicable diseases > History.
Black Death > Juvenile literature.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Juvenile literature.
Public health surveillance > History.

Available copies

  • 25 of 31 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 0 current holds with 31 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albany Carnegie Public Library J 614.4 MES HISTORY SMASHERS (Text) 35615010056897 New Items-Juvenile Available -

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