The Green Glass Sea (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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It's 1943, and eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all--"the gadget." None of them--not J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project; not the mathematicians and scientists; and least of all, Dewey--know how much "the gadget" is about to change their lives.
  

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User Review  - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing

Scott O'Dell Award RGG: Set in Los Alamos during the development of the atomic bomb, which many students may not pick up the allusions to and the impact of. But the main character, Dewey, is quirky and endearing and enjoyable to read about. Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

"To her left, a few pale streaks were beginning to appear in the eastern sky when one radio man shouted, 'This is it!'. The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages is a book that focuses on life in Los Alamos ... Read full review

Contents

TRAVELING
1
JUMPING ROPE
41
TREASURE AT THE DUMP
53
THE MOTOR POOL
63
ITS ALL GREEK TO ME
75
A CALCULATED MEAL
85
MORGANVILLE
93
TIME MACHINE
105
SPECIAL DELIVERY
189
TANGLED LIKE SPAGHETTI
192
HEROIC FIGURES
202
DUMP DRAWERS
212
FOR THE DURATION
226
WALKING
237
MORGANVILLE PURGE
242
SHAZAM
254

DRINK SWIRLYBIRD COLA
115
PATRIOTIC DUTY
128
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
134
DRAWING THE LINE
144
UNDER THE FENCE
154
MAXWELL AND ELEANOR
171
FINDING THE PIECES
180
BY THE DAWNS EARLY LIGHT
265
CELEBRATING
278
ACHIEVING FLIGHT
283
INTO THE WOODS
291
THE GREEN GLASS SEA
305
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About the author (2008)

Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco, California.

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