If not for Seth Doan, the city of Cleveland wouldn’t exist today... In 1798, Cleveland, Ohio, was in danger of being wiped out by a malaria epidemic. Based on fact, this book tells the remarkable story of Seth Doan, a young boy whose heroic efforts kept his family and neighbors alive and ultimately put the city of Cleveland on the map. J im Giblin’s first full-length work of historical fiction, this chapter book is perfect for kids of that in-between age—too old for picture books and too young for full-length novels.
The Boy Who Saved Cleveland is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.