The Green Glass Sea

Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
Series: The Green Glass Sea, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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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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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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good<br />

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

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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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This book is one of the most well written books I have ever read. I very much felt an emotional connection during the time of Dewys fathers death the fighting of Suze’s parents. I do not prefer to read books, they are not my cup of tea. However this book showed me what it was like to live during the early and mid 1900’s and the trauma and chaos during that time. The end of the book was marvelous, it was short but somehow long and meaningful. Overall this book was brilliantly written.

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Soothing

This book is about a horrific time in history, but the writing, the performance, the story and the characters are soothing to me. I can think of no gentler way to learn what it was like in New Mexico just before WWII ended.

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AWESOME

I loved it I read this back in 6th grade and it's my favorite book based around world war II

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The green glass sea amazing incredible

Book was amazing story was in beloved able read it I loved it it has great graphics and the best way to listen to it

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Loved it! A great era intro for ages ten to adult.

This is the perfect introduction to the era. A lot of ways to spin off for further study into the time.