A remarkable story about a little-known tragedy in Australian history.

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.

Paperback / softback  B-format paperback  (Text (eye-readable))  240pp  h201mm  x  w129mm  x s16mm  172g  Paperback / softback 

ISBN13: 9780732297138