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Publisher's Summary

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 Number-One 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.
©2007 Ellen Klages; (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"The characters are exceptionally well drawn, and the compelling, unusual setting makes a great tie-in for history classes." (Booklist)

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  • Rita
  • grand junction, CO, USA
  • 12-08-08

Wonderful!

I had to read this book for my Children's Literature class, and I have to say...it was wonderful. Well written and well read, it was a joy to read and I am looking foward to the sequel.

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it was really cool. . . . . . . . . . . . . # awesome

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  • Carolyn
  • Connellys Springs, NC, United States
  • 06-02-07

a little boring

This book was a little slow, I don't think it would hold older kids interest for very long. It has some sad things happen though that might bother younger kids. There just wasn't much of a story for me. I wanted to like it but didn't.

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