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The Gadget (Paperback)

Author:  Paul Zindel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440229510
ISBN-13: 9780440229513
Sku: 31066781
Publish Date: 2/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  16 to UP
 
Set in Los Alamos in 1945, young Stephen lives on a top-secret military base where he discovers that the Allies are making a secret weapon to end all the worlds wars and soon must live a life of lies and secrecy in order to keep the project confidential before its first testing. Teachers Guide available. Reprint. *Author: Zindel, Paul *Publication Date: 2003/02/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 7.25
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Near the end of World War II, scientists in Los Alamos, New Mexico, are working on a project that will alter the fate of the world. Thirteen-year-old Stephen Orr is living at a top secret military base with his father who is a leading physicist building the atomic bomb. Stephen realizes the dangers involved when one of the scientists becomes hospitalized as a result of working with the project. The scientist alerts him to disasters that could come from The Gadget. Stephen feels it is up to him and his friend Tilanov
to find the answers that lie behind this veil of secrecy.
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A fictional story about the creation of the atomic bomb as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Stephen, the son of one of the scientists working with Robert Oppenheimer. When Stephen learns of the potential dangers associated with the project his father is working on, he and a friend set out to learn all they can about the mysterious "gadget" his father is creating.
Author Bio
Paul Zindel
Zindel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS, brought him to the attention of Charlotte Zolotow, an editor who encouraged him to write young adult novels. His first work for young adults, THE PIGMAN, appeared in 1968. Zindel is often credited with changing the face of young adult literature, creating more realistic works that reflect such themes as loneliness, eccentricity, and sexuality.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Laurel Leaf Library
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