The Green Glass Sea

The Green Glass Sea

eBook - 2008
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It is 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.
Publisher: [New York] : Puffin, 2008.
ISBN: 9781440637131
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Futurvue
Jun 05, 2019

Captures what it's like to be a kid with a difference. Has themes that will appeal to adventurous as well as timid kids. Ideal audience: probably 4th or 5th graders. Beautifully written.

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mmcavoy
Dec 03, 2018

Vivid, funny, smart and cool - this is one of the best pieces of historical fiction I've read. Set at Los Alamos, there is lots of great science, engineering and history as well as the battles of growing up and being human.

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yellow_whale_97
Aug 11, 2014

thought provoking and eye opening

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VenusTsang
Sep 20, 2012

buy more copies right now there is only one and i ordered it a long time ago!!!!!!!!!!!!

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friendofbob
Jul 02, 2012

The perfect book for those who love science and math more than anything. a bit typical but still quite interesting.

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KM16
May 22, 2011

You will never be able to put this book full of love, hate, friendship, controversy, acceptance and the true meaning of family down. Be sure to also read it's sequel, White sands, red menace.

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yellow_whale_97
Aug 11, 2014

super touching 1943
Dewey moves into Las Almos New Mexico to be with her dad who is working with the other scientists to make the gadget something that will end the Nazi's reign once and for all
but when dad leaves for a mission, a few weeks in DC, she moves in with Suze the local numb skull girl who thinks if she's a jerk with they other girls she'll be cool. how can her mom let Screwey Dewey live with them!?

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