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Pandemic: Spanish Flu is the twenty-second book in Scholastic New Zealand's My New Zealand Story series. It was written by Sally Stone. The book was first published in October 2012 and reissued in November 2020 with new cover art. It was followed by Kath Beattie's Cyclone Bola.

Dedication[]

"For Jack, Sophie, Frank and Will"

Book description[]

"It is 1918, and World War I is finally drawing to an end. In the small Canterbury settlement of Southill Downs, 11-year-old Freda Rose looks forward to the return of her brother, Bobby, from the Western Front.
But Freda doesn't know that something else is on its way to New Zealand from battle-scarred Europe: a disease that will soon prove more devastating than any war. As the lethal sickness spreads, striking down even the strongest and most healthy, Freda's joy turns to horror and disbelief. And when Bobby shows up, damaged by the fighting, she knows her life—and the lives of everyone she loves—will never be the same again.
"

"Spanish Flu, 1918
The word is this dreaded flu is spreading like crazy! And they're saying it arrived in Auckland on a troopship called the Niagara. Nobody bothered to quarantine the ship, even though she'd radioed that over 100 of her crew were stricken with influenza.

It is 1918 and World War I is finally drawing to an end. In a small Canterbury settlement, 11-year-old Freda Rose looks forward to the return of her brother, Bobby, from the Western Front.
But Freda doesn't know that something else is on its way Down Under from battle-scarred Europe: a disease that will soon prove more devastating than any war.
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Pandemic characters

Author[]

Main article: Sally Stone

Editions[]

Notes[]

References[]

See also[]

Resources:
File:Pandemic (2012) Information Sheet.pdf, File:Pandemic (2020) Information Sheet.pdf, File:Pandemic Teacher Notes.pdf



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