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 Mark of the plague
 Author: Sands, Kevin


 Publisher:  Aladdin
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 529 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 776883 ISBN: 9781481446747
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Apprentices -- Fiction
 Supernatural -- Fiction
 Pharmacists -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Secret societies -- Fiction
 Plague -- Fiction
 Conspiracies -- Fiction
 London -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
 Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Fiction

Price: $22.11

Summary:
Book 2--As the plague decimates London in 1665 and an assassin threatens the apothecary's life, apprentice Christopher Rowe and his faithful friend Tom, following a trail of puzzles, riddles, and secrets, risk their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy.

Series:
Blackthorn Key, Bk. 2


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 184059
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 69346

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/16)
   School Library Journal (+) (10/01/16)
   Booklist (10/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/15/2016 In seventeenth-century London, no disease is more dreaded—or more dreadful—than the Black Death, which claims thousands of victims each day. An ominous prophet in a bird-faced mask is having surprising luck at predicting who will die next, and quacks are peddling expensive fake cures all over the streets of the city. The most recent outbreak could not come at a worse time for young orphan Christopher Rowe, who recently inherited an apothecary shop upon the death of Gabriel Blackthorn, his good master. But in the quarantine, Christopher cannot get permission to reopen the shop. How will he survive? Well, Blackthorn has left a new series of challenging puzzles that may lead his young apprentice to a fortune . . . or to the fiercely sought cure for the plague. In this exciting sequel to the well-received The Blackthorn Key (2015), Sands once again mixes history, science, chemistry, and medicine to create a story that will draw in a broad audience of children. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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