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THE GREEN GLASS SEA

The Green Glass Sea

It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is on a train to New Mexico, where she will live with her mathematician father. She doesn't know where in New Mexico, exactly; the corporal who took her to the station can't tell her. The war is going on, and so many things are secret.

Soon she arrives at a town that-officially-doesn't exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as famous scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe--Dewey's father among them--work on the biggest secret of all, something everyone only calls "the gadget."Over the next few years, Dewey gets to know those scientists, starts working on her own mechanical projects, and locks horns with Suze Gordon, a budding artist who is as much of a misfit as she is.

None of them--not J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project; not the mathematicians and scientists; and least of all, Dewey and Suze--know how much "the gadget" is about to change their lives.

Ellen Klages's voice is remarkable, fresh, and without pretense.
You will be swept away by The Green Glass Sea.

 

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HONORS

 

Winner, 2007 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Winner, 2007 Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature

Winner, 2007 New Mexico State Book Award (YA)

 

Finalist, 2007 Quill Awards (Young Adult)

Finalist, Northern California Book Awards, 2007 (Children's)

Finalist, Locus Awards, 2007 (Best First Novel)

Book Sense #1 Children's Pick - Winter 2006/2007

 

One Book, One Nebraska for Kids - 2009

 

2009 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Master List, (Illinois)

2008 NeNe Award List (Hawaii)

2008 Bluegrass Award Master List (Kentucky)

2007-08 Maine Student Book Award List

2007-08 Isinglass Teen Read List (New Hampshire)

2009 Rhode Island Teen Book Award List

2008-09 South Carolina Junior Book Award List

 

Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly

Starred Review in The Horn Book

A Horn Book Fanfare selection

A Junior Library Guild selection

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