Breath - Donna Jo Napoli

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Salz lives in a time of superstition and fear in the medieval town of Hameln. This summer his bare-bones existence has been more fearsome than ever. Salz's father and brothers are affected by horrifying fits. The townspeople are gripped by madness. And the entire town is visited by a pestilence of rats. Only Salz remains unaffected. But is that because he is innocent? Or is he the devil himself?

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Release date: 2003
Genres: fantasy, history, young adult
Updated: August 31, 2021