The Green Glass Sea

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Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father—but no one, not her father nor the military guardians who accompany her, will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working on a top secret government program. Over the next few years, Dewey gets to know eminent scientists, starts tinkering with her own mechanical projects, becomes friends with a budding artist who is as much of a misfit as she is—and, all the while, has no idea how the Manhattan Project is about to change the world. This book's fresh prose and fascinating subject are like nothing you've read before.

 

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User Review  - bookwren - LibraryThing

Wonderful insights into the Los Alamos experience between 1943-1945 from a children's point of view. The scientist's kids had lots of freedom at this top-secret site because it was safe for them. Yet ... Read full review

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A mighty fine young adult story for those interested in life during the later years of World War II. Honestly, I got this book based on a recommendation, or review, or something, that highlighted the ... 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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Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco, California.

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