“Fever: How Tu Youyou Adapted Traditional Chinese Medicine to Find a Cure for Malaria” by Darcy Pattison is an audiobook about the first person to win a Nobel Prize for medicine in China. Tu Youyou was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after watching her father struggle with tuberculosis. After years of research, she developed an effective treatment for malaria using traditional Chinese remedies.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in science, medicine, and history. It provides a fascinating account of how one scientist overcame obstacles to make an important discovery.
- The author does a great job of describing the political and social climate in China during Tu Youyou’s time.
- The audiobook is professionally narrated, providing an engaging listening experience.
- The book includes archival photographs that help to illustrate the story.
- The author spends too much time discussing Tu Youyou’s early life and education, which is not relevant to the topic of malaria.
- The audiobook does not include any sound effects or music, making it difficult to stay interested in the story.
- There are no English subtitles available for non-native speakers, making it difficult to follow along with the story.
Learn more about the author
Darcy Pattison is an award-winning author of books for children.
“This is a great book for anyone interested in science, history, or medicine. It’s well written and easy to follow.”
“Wonderful story! I’m so glad this was available as an audiobook–I would never have been able to read it otherwise. Pattison does a great job of explaining the science without being too dry, and her writing is lively and interesting.”
“This fascinating story is well-told and easy to understand, even for younger listeners. The author does a good job of describing the science behind Tu Youyou’s discoveries while also emphasizing her personal determination and courage.”
“I thought the book was very interesting. I liked how it described what Traditional Chinese Medicine is and how Tu Youyou used it to find a cure for malaria.”