Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens (Magic Tree House)

By Mary Pope Osborne

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while Jack and Annie received again from their event in Magic Tree condo #44: A Ghost story for Christmas Time, they had plenty of questions. Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol? How did he aid the bad? What jobs did bad Victorian children have? How did wealthy youngsters spend their time? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the facts.

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Hundreds of thousands of road proprietors shouted out their wares. Carriage drivers known as out around the streets to each other. Paperboys yelled out the scoop as they offered their papers. The sound of tune frequently crammed the air. road musicians and organ-grinders performed day and evening, specially in negative neighborhoods. Brass bands performed within the parks. Carriages and carts had iron tires and made a gigantic racket as they clattered down the asymmetric pavement. If an individual used to be in poor health and wanted quiet, households heaped straw in entrance in their homes to muffle the sound. It was once stated that the noise used to be adequate to force you loopy! the large Stink If the noise was once undesirable, the smells have been worse. humans frequently threw their rubbish within the streets. Open sewers flowed beside the sidewalks. within the first a part of the 19th century, farmers drove farm animals to marketplace down the center of the streets, and horse and cow manure was once in all places. Sheep pens within the urban further to the scent. frequently humans couldn't wash simply because that they had no operating water or bogs. households frequently shared a unmarried rest room with different households of their construction. there's one document that one hundred twenty humans needed to percentage an analogous rest room. within the first half the Victorian period, fresh water was once not easy to get. for lots of, water got here from drains and open air pumps. It was once packed with germs and made humans ailing. Epidemics of cholera (KAH-luh-ruh) and typhoid (TY-foyd) took many lives. In 1854, a cholera epidemic killed over 30,000 humans. Epidemics are health problems that unfold speedy to plenty of individuals. In 1859, the town took motion. Engineers all started paintings on water and sewage pipes that ran miles underground. the hot sewage process helped to make either the water and the streets cleanser. The river Thames (TEMZ), which runs via London, was once badly polluted. till the sewage approach used to be outfitted, the river was once choked with rubbish and runoff from sewers and factories. now and then, lifeless animals and useless humans floated at the floor. The Thames smelled rather, particularly undesirable. The summer season of 1858 was once extremely popular, and the scent from the Thames used to be at its worst. humans referred to as this summer season the massive Stink. Lawmakers fled Parliament as the scent from the within sight river was once so foul. They attempted placing curtains soaking wet in bleaching powder within the home windows and doors, yet that didn't cease the scent. Nasty Soot and Fog Charles Dickens wrote that individuals continually went round London blinking, wheezing, and choking. humans burned coal to run factories and to warmth their homes. Clouds of coal smoke billowed from chimneys, protecting every thing in a layer of black soot. The undesirable air prompted a blanket of brown or yellow smog to hover over the town. occasionally humans didn’t see the sunlight for weeks. Even in the course of the day, they carried lanterns to aid them locate their manner down the streets. all people had purple eyes and burning throats. Many died of lung illnesses brought on by respiring polluted air. there have been different risks within the fog. In December of 1873, the smog was once very thick. a few humans even drowned after they misplaced their means at nighttime and fell into the Thames.

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