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  • Published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: 321 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 790

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0670061344
  • 9780142411490 (pbk.)
  • 9780670061341 (hardcover) :


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The green glass sea

by Klages, Ellen, 1954-

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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 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.

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So easy to get caught up in. It paints a picture in your mind.

Engaging, unique perspective

In the middle of World War II, after her grandmother becomes ill, Dewey Kerrigan is shipped off to a secret location in New Mexico to live with her father. The town is filled with the best and brightest scientists, who are working on a top-secret "gadget", and their families. During the next few years, Dewey gets to know the scientists and makes friends and enemies among the children, while working on her own inventions. Nobody knows just how much this "gadget" will change their world. The characters are engaging and sympathetic, and the reader can't help but be drawn into the story. A great read for anyone who is interested in science or World War II.

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