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The Ratcatcher's Daughter
Author: Pamela Rushby

ISBN: 9780732297138
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9 x 1.6
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.

About the Author

Pamela Rushby has had a long and distinguished writing career in the areas of advertising, journalism, screenwriting and children's books. She is currently a writer and producer of educational television, audio and multimedia for the Queensland Department of Education. Pamela lives in Brisbane.

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