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David Getz

Biography

David Getz

David Getz is the award-winning author of the middle-grade novels THIN AIR and ALMOST FAMOUS, and the nonfiction books FROZEN MAN, FROZEN GIRL and PURPLE DEATH. When not writing, Mr. Getz works as an elementary-school principal in New York City.

David Getz

Books by David Getz

Written by David Getz and illustrated by Peter McCarty - Children's 7-10, Children's Nonfiction, History

It was 1918, the last year of World War 1. That spring, a strange flu struck the soldiers at a camp in the Midwest. The devastating flu spread like wildfire across the country, infecting soldiers and civilians alike. It killed more than half a million people in a matter of months, then disappeared as suddenly as it had come. To this day, no one knows what caused a common flu to become so deadly, but scientists are still searching for answers. What they discover could save millions of lives if another common flu virus suddenly turns into a killer.