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ISBN13: 9780142415184
ISBN10: 0142415189
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It is 1946. World War II is over?ended by the atomic bomb that Dewey Kerrigan?s and Suze Gordon?s scientist parents helped build. Dewey?s been living with the Gordons since before the war?s end, before her father died, moving south with them to Alamogordo, New Mexico. At the White Sands Missile Range, Phil Gordon is working on rockets that will someday go to the moon; at home, Terry Gordon is part of the scientists? movement against the Bomb. Dewey and Suze have conflicts of their own. Where does a girl who likes physics and math fit in? How do you know the right time to speak up and the right time to keep your head down? And, most important of all: What defines a family?

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It is 1946, and the events of The Green Glass Sea have changed the worldaand Dewey Kerriganas life. Sheas now living near the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico with the Gordon family. Dr. Gordon is working on rockets that will someday go to the moon; Mrs. Gordon is working on stopping the Bomb. Meanwhile, Dewey and her asister, a Suze, share secrets, art, and science as they adjust to high school in an isolated desert town. Then, like a different kind of dropped bomb, Deweyas long-lost mother, Rita Gallucci, reappears in their lives. And she wants to take her daughter away.

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Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco, California.

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janetl, April 10, 2010 (view all comments by janetl)
This is the sequel to The Green Glass Sea. I read it without brushing up my memory of Sea, and didn't have any trouble dropping right into it. I stayed up until about 3am finishing it, so it's definitely compelling!
How Dewey and Suze cope with becoming teenagers felt very real to me. The late 1940s world is vivid (and always without big expository blobs). There's big stuff going on with the family's involvement in the atomic age, social divides in the tiny town, and Dewey's awkward orphan status. I love Suze's mother.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142415184
Author:
Klages, Ellen
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.70x5.32x.91 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
09-11

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"Synopsis" by , It is 1946, and the events of The Green Glass Sea have changed the worldaand Dewey Kerriganas life. Sheas now living near the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico with the Gordon family. Dr. Gordon is working on rockets that will someday go to the moon; Mrs. Gordon is working on stopping the Bomb. Meanwhile, Dewey and her asister, a Suze, share secrets, art, and science as they adjust to high school in an isolated desert town. Then, like a different kind of dropped bomb, Deweyas long-lost mother, Rita Gallucci, reappears in their lives. And she wants to take her daughter away.
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