The Green Glass Sea

CD - unabridged
Kit (7 discs)
Product Number: 3C852
Released: May 25, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146426
Narrator/s: Julie Dretzin
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Description

This first novel from Nebula Award-winning short story writer Ellen Klages was picked as a Junior Library Guild selection and named a Book Sense #1 Children's Pick. It follows a young girl named Dewey, whose father is part of a super-secret project in 1943 Los Alamos. Dewey, a gifted scientist herself, slowly realizes the implications of "the gadget" her father is working on. She and Suze, another Los Alamos child, find comfort in each other's friendship. "An intense but accessible page-turner ... history and story are drawn together with confidence."-Horn Book Magazine, starred review

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CD
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Author(s): Ellen Klages
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
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Product Number C4087
Released: Apr 30, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146396
eAudio
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Author(s): Ellen Klages
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
Series:
Product Number Z2029
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456128630
eBook
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Author(s): Ellen Klages
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Product Number EB00395254
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781440637131
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Ellen Klages
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
Series:
Product Number 3B301
Released: May 11, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146402
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Class Set
Author(s): Ellen Klages
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
Series:
Product Number 3L301
Released: Apr 24, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146419
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Ellen Klages
Series:
Product Number 44977
Released: Mar 31, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428146334
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Ellen Klages
Series:
Product Number 14852
Released: Apr 24, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780670061341

Professional reviews

"The quiet yet powerful story of 1940s Los Alamos saves an otherwise unremarkable audiobook. Julie Dretzin captures 11-year-old Dewey's timid genius and 12-year-old Suze's bravado in the face of war and change. From the time they arrive at "the Hill," the story follows the two girls as they observe their parents developing the first nuclear weapon. Dretzin's subdued tones mirror Klages's understated style but rarely elevate its subtle technique and emotion. The girls meet and grow closer over a long span of time, making it difficult to maintain the audiobook's intensity. Dretzin's descriptions of science and engineering are clear and unforced, but the story's impact, not the delivery, distinguishes this audiobook. C.A. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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