Lizzie lives with her older brother and father in San Francisco in 1900. Dad is a doctor, and Lizzie often assists him on house calls. She’s fascinated by the work, and by her father’s medical books. Meanwhile, there are rumors that the plague has broken out in Chinatown, but the newspapers deny it. One day Lizzie discovers a boy hidden in the attic: Noah, the son of their cook, Jing, who has taken Noah away from Chinatown to protect him. Lizzie secretly befriends Noah, and they join forces to uncover the truth about the plague.
Ages: 9 to 12
Published by: Random House Children's Books