Mall Percival lives in England during the days of the devastating Plague of 1665. Her village is rather remote, with very little contact with the great London Town.
Until the new minister’s wife wants a new dress, cut in London fashion. So the tailor sends for patterns from a relative in London.
And with the patterns comes the Plague.
A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh is based on the true story of how the Plague devastated Eyam – and how the villagers tried to keep the illness from spreading throughout the countryside.
This small book packs a powerful story of love, loss and differences in dealing with loss.
Highly recommended for ages 14 and up.