Where the Ground Meets the Sky by Jacqueline Davies

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It's 1944, and war is raging in Europe and the Pacific. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Hazel is fighting her own battles somewhere in the New Mexico desert. Life has gotten increasingly complicated and lonely since Dad brought Mom and her to live on the Hill, an ugly place surrounded by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. A brilliant physicist, he is working hard on the Big Mystery, while poor Mom, who has always believed that secrets are bad for the soul, has retreated into a world of her own. A powerful, fictional account of the development of the atomic bomb, this novel offers young readers no simple answers. It does, however, give them plenty to think about as well as an intriguing story populated by a background cast of some of the most important characters of the twentieth century.

About Jacqueline Davies

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Jacqueline Davies is the talented writer of several novels and picture books, including The Lemonade War series and The Boy Who Drew Birds. Ms. Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her website at www.jacquelinedavies.net.
Published April 15, 2002 by Skyscape. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, War, Science & Math, History. Fiction

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Gr 5–8—Twelve-year-old Hazel introduces a period in history with which many students are unfamiliar, and shows in a very personal way how momentous events in history can have wide-ranging and personal effects. Hazel is the incredibly intelligent daughter of a brilliant physicist father and a perc...

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