The Secret Project (Hardcover)

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By Jonah Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
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With simple prose and illstrations that create a distinctly cloak and dagger tone, The Secret Project sets up one of the most important moments in modern history: the building of the nuclear bomb at Los Alamos. Here's a spare but powerfully moving text with artwork that makes brillant use of color to engage readers. Startling and beautiful, this timely book creates an ideal entry point for coversations about the inersections of war, tyranny, and scientific advancement.

— Amy


Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life one of the most secretive scientific projects in history--the creation of the atomic bomb--in this powerful and moving picture book.

At a former boy's school in the remote desert of New Mexico, the world's greatest scientists have gathered to work on the "Gadget," an invention so dangerous and classified they cannot even call it by its real name. They work hard, surrounded by top security and sworn to secrecy, until finally they take their creation far out into the desert to test it, and afterward the world will never be the same.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481469135
ISBN-10: 1481469134
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English