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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: 1534449299
  • ISBN: 9781534449299
  • ISBN: 9781534449299
  • ISBN: 1534449299
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2025.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2025.
Subject: Sewerage > England > London > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Bazalgette, Joseph William, Sir, 1819-1891 > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 36 of 62 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 62 total copies.
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Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport j628 PAEFF (Text) 34000151565207 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport j628 PAEFF (Text) 34000151565215 Juvenile Nonfiction In process -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport j628 PAEFF (Text) 34000151565199 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport j628 PAEFF NUTM 2025 (Text) 34000151565223 Juvenile Nonfiction Display -

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