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The great stink : how Joseph Bazalgette solved London's poop pollution problem  Cover Image Book Book

The great stink : how Joseph Bazalgette solved London's poop pollution problem / Colleen Paeff ; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.

Paeff, Colleen, (author.). Carpenter, Nancy, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534449299
  • ISBN: 1534449299
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"In the summer of 1858, London's River Thames STANK. What created such a revolting smell? No matter what you call it, the answer is gross: the river was full of poop."-- back cover
"This funny and informative picture book tells the story of Joseph Bazalgette, a 19th century engineer who designed London's first comprehensive sewage system. In doing so, he saved thousands of lives from cholera outbreaks that regularly plagued the city. This STEM-focused story provides a window into the past and shows how one invention went on to affect generations to come - and teaches kids how they can prevent pollution in their own neighborhoods today"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Grades 2-3.
AD950L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 0.5 514541.
Subject: Bazalgette, Joseph William, Sir, 1819-1891 > Juvenile literature.
Sewerage > England > London > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Water > Pollution > Juvenile literature.
Pollution prevention > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 14 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library JN P&P WORLD GB (Text) 32311111197911 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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