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Plague Thieves by Caroline Fernandez

Price: $14.95


Ages: 9 to 12


Publication Date: May 25, 2024


“Steal. Trade. Survive.”


That's what Father tells Rose and Lem moments before he dies of the Great Plague.


Orphaned and homeless in London 1665, all Rose and Lem have left are their wits, each other, and three bottles of Thieves Oil — a medicinal blend Father created that can protect people from the sickness.


But then Lem goes missing, and Rose is left to fend for herself. As words of Thieves Oil spread to London’s most desperate scavengers, Rose must band together with her fellow street orphans, steal the essentials to survive, and protect herself and her newfound friends against both the Plague and a world filled with dangers.


“Transporting readers into the seventeenth century without romanticizing the characters or the setting, this tightly written, third-person narrative will surely leave readers wondering whether they could have survived. An absorbing historical novel.

— Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Plague Thieves is a captivating read that is historically accurate while capturing the humanity of ordinary people caught up in a situation much larger than themselves. History truly comes alive!! Highly Recommended.”

— Aileen Wortley, Canadian Review of Materials

“I was fully immersed in this Plague story and loved following the character of Rose. Caroline Fernandez wrote a strong and very real character that leaves readers wondering if they could do the same a Rose in a similar situation and perhaps reflecting on their own experiences during the COVID 19 pandemic.”

— Stephanie Lamb, Storytime with Stephanie

“It’s a harrowing time of hunger, suspicion, survival, and death, but the engaging story is written in an age-appropriate way. I highly recommend it for 9 to 12 year olds.

— @imaginationsoup, Instagram