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Jim Murphy was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. From 1970 to 1977 he was the managing editor for Clarion Books. Murphy has more than twenty-five books to his credit. He is a two-time winner of both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and earned a Newbery Honor for THE GREAT FIRE (Scholastic). His most recent title for Clarion, AN AMERICAN PLAGUE, was chosen as the National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book, the Robert F. Informational Book Award winner, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner, and the James Madison Award winner. Jim Murphy lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century -- Juvenile literature.
Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865.