Coming in August 2020!
In 1858, London’s River Thames surged with the raw sewage of 2.5 million people. On a cool day the smell was unpleasant, but that summer a historic heatwave combined with the city’s outdated sewer system to create an olfactory event so putrescent, so feculent, so foul, Londoner’s gave it a name. They called it “The Great Stink”—and it changed the city forever.
THE GREAT STINK: HOW JOSEPH BAZALGETTE SOLVED LONDON’S POOP POLLUTION PROBLEM goes back in time to tell the story of how London’s river got so filthy and how Joseph Bazalgette, engineer extraordinaire, cleaned it up—and saved lives—by building one of the world’s first modern sewer systems.
In the meantime, find my writing on the Web:
Kite Tales – Introducing the Picture Book Publisher Book Club
GoodReads with Ronna – A review of OPEN IF YOU DARE by Dana Middleton
GoodReads with Ronna – An interview with Jill Esbaum, author of HOW TO GROW A DINOSAUR
GoodReads with Ronna – A review of MY PET WANTS A PET by Elise Broach and Eric Barclay