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The green glass sea
Ellen Klages
Children's Fiction KLAGES

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Summary: 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.


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main characters Dewey Kerrigan
Girl
Age: 11
Traveling west to be with her scientist father who is working on a top secret government program of testing a nuclear bomb; interested in mechanics and tools; doesn't fit in with other girls; temporarily moves in with Suze's family; father passes away in a car accident.
Student

Suze
Girl
Dewey's friend; also a social outcast; wants to be an artist.
Student



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