Klages, Ellen. White sands, red menace.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position::Brief article - Children's review - Book review
 
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KLAGES, Ellen. White sands, red menace. Penguin, Viking. 352p. c2008. 978-0-670-06235-5. $16.99. J

This is the sequel to Ellen Klages's award-winning novel, The Green Glass Sea. Suze Gordon and Dewey Kerrigan have moved to Alamagordo, New Mexico where Suze's father is working on a rocket ship with German scientists who have come over after WW II. Suze's mother, the other Dr. Gordon, is working to raise awareness of the atomic bomb and the horrors the atomic age has wrought. Dewey's late father had been one of the scientists involved in the atomic bomb, so her connection to the Gordons is one of familiarity and science. In the attic of their house, Suze and Dewey are using their interest and talents in art and science to create "The Wall." The Wall is a sculpture of sorts that has moving parts and so requires the girls to dig around in junkyards and scrap heaps...

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