The Green Glass Sea (Paperback)

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Two girls grow up at Los Alamos while their parents work to build the first atomic bomb. If you like science, art, comic books, or sneaking under the fence to get to the secret treehouse, this book has something for you.


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A heartfelt story of a budding friendship in the thick of the war--winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

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.

About the Author

Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142411490
ISBN-10: 0142411493
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 321
Language: English