The Green Glass Sea
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 19th 2006
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, American History
, Coming Of Age
, World War II
Series: Green Glass (#1)
It is 1943, and almost eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is on a train to New Mexico, where she will live with her father. She doesn't know where in New Mexico, exactly; the corporal who took her to the station can't tell her. It's wartime, and so many things are secret. Soon she arrives at a town th...
Two girls growing up at Los Alamos in the 1940s gradually build a friendship against the looming backdrop of the war effort. Middle grade is where it's at, apparently. This is a sweet story that manages to touch on a lot of serious historical issues without ever losing its core emotional thread abou...
I'm an adult who reads a lot of YA and middle-grade fiction. While well done, The Green Glass Sea (Green Glass #1) by Ellen Klages seemed to me to be likely to appeal more to adults than to tweens and teens. Part of the charm of the book was having famous people, like Enrico Fermi, just showing up a...
I cried so hard the first time I read this.
This is a slow and sad family drama played against the backdrop of Los Alamos - from the point of view of two of the children of scientists working on the "Gadget" in 1945. It's strange to be more aware of the layer of horror than the characters are, especially the children who are somewhat kept in...