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The Glass Phoenix

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Ben Tate has his first view inside the Sandwich glassworks when he went with Ira Benson to experiment with the use of a glass-pressing machine Ira had devised. Ben was fascinated by the fiery furnaces and the skill and daring of the men who worked with the molten glass.

And when Mr. Jarvis, the factory's founder, told him of his dream of discovering some day the formula fo...more
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published April 14th 1969 by Viking Children's Books
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Mar 07, 2011 Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is one I have owned since my childhood, and I thought I would be getting rid of it once I read it, but it surprised me. Not fantastic but a good solid historical fiction read. I enjoyed learning re glass making and Sandwich, Mass.
Historical fiction set on Cape Cod surrounding the famous Sandwich Glass Factory. As a reader, I was slightly more interested in the female friend of the male protagonist, however.
Technology in Massachusetts....a bit of an obsession with me these days...thanks CLM for lending me the book...
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Raved about by Tom at Campus School - out of print - his 6th graders love it
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Mrs. Clarke was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, and inspired by local history to write several outstanding historical novels and works of nonfiction for young people. She was graduated from Boston University with a degree in English Literature, and worked in newspapers for many years. She died in November 1994 at the age of 82.
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