Did you know that the plague began in central Asia before it swept across Europe, killing one-third of the population? Raging disease wiped out whole towns. In a remote village in Norway, everyone died, except one little girl who survived for months alone. In this book, learn how fleas and rats spread the disease and how the plague ultimately benefited the poor who survived. Fascinating facts about medieval society and medicine are in this book. Timelines, a glossary, ideas for research, and suggestions for future reading are included in this gripping read about a medieval tragedy.