The Trap Door (Infinity Ring Series #3)

The Trap Door (Infinity Ring Series #3)

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by Lisa McMann
     
 

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The multi-platform adventure through time continues on audio!

Dak, Sera, and Riq turn their attention to the next of the Great Breaks -- and this one turns out deeply personal for Riq. When the kids travel to

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The multi-platform adventure through time continues on audio!

Dak, Sera, and Riq turn their attention to the next of the Great Breaks -- and this one turns out deeply personal for Riq. When the kids travel to

[data feed interrupted / SQ hacking database . . . information classified until later date]

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time:

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace.” -- Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians

"'History is broken, and we need your help to fix it.' What kid could turn down an invitation like that?... It's a quick, straightforward adventure with a successful mix of action, adventure, and historical substance." -- Publishers Weekly

"Save a place on your shelves for this fast-paced and fun series about historical time travel." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

Praise for Infinity Ring #2: Divide and Conquer:

"Many history-loving kids will be sucked in, while others will be hooked by the accompanying full-color poster-map... and corresponding online game." -- Booklist

Praise for Infinity Ring #3: The Trap Door:

"Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Infinity Ring #4: Curse of the Ancients:

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next." -- Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Greene
In this third volume of the "Infinity Ring" series, eleven year old friends Dak and Sera, paired with sixteen-year-old Riq, find themselves in 1850 Maryland. While it is several years before the Civil War, issues of slavery are already coming to a head. In addition, the evil organization SQ may be behind an organized proslavery group that is disrupting the Underground Railroad and ultimately threatening to upset history. The children are on the side of the abolitionists, but without a local Hystorian to give them direction, they find themselves in danger. Riq is even captured and assumed to be a runaway slave. He wants to do the right thing and help a woman and her young child whom were captured at the same time, but as Riq discovers the people he meets are his own distant relatives, is he putting his own existence in jeopardy? Through Riq, readers experience issues of slavery first-hand. More than just a textbook of facts, this book offers readers a good story with a mix of history, light humor, character, action adventure, mystery, and fact. Altogether, the book includes many historical details, which are well-integrated within the story action. In this way, the facts are given context and children are more likely to understand, and remember them, later. The book also points educators to a website complete with teaching resources from discussion questions to author interview media. The free accompanying online game likewise strikes a good balance between historical facts and fun, compliments the book nicely, and employs a role-playing setup with smaller skill games incorporated throughout. Altogether, this latest installment of the best selling "Infinity Ring" series is sure to please educators and engage readers in grades four through seven. Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Kirkus Reviews
Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel. Riq, an African-American boy, has traveled back to a time before Emancipation. In the book's most frightening passage, he's standing on an auction block, next to a young woman and her two children. In the moment, it's possible to believe that they really will be sold as slaves. The historical detail is convincing enough that readers may be genuinely afraid, even if they've read dozens of time-travel stories and know how they're supposed to end. Series fans will find all the fight scenes and riddles they've come to expect. (Unfortunately, they'll also find the terrible dialogue. At one point, there's a pun involving the phrase "Riq rolls.") The shifts in tone keep readers on their feet. Anyone who opens the book looking for science fiction will find the elements that make those stories work, but when readers finish this novel, they may think about picking up a history book. (Science fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545492683
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Infinity Ring Series, #3
Edition description:
Audio Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the paranormal Wake trilogy, the dystopian fantasy The Unwanteds series, and other books for teens and tweens. She lives with her husband Matt, two kids, and two cats in Mesa, Arizona.

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The Trap Door (Infinity Ring Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was ssoooooo good! I can not wate to read book 2 & 3!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me LOVE learning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing i personally recommend this book, and if you liked this the 39 clues is also good ()=====[::::::::::::::::::::::>
book4children More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book in this series. I haven't read the second, but I didn't really feel lost by jumping right into the third book. I fully expected to like this one, and at first, I did. But after the first few chapters, it got really preachy and kind of weird. I didn't enjoy the characters as much as I did in book #1. I'm not sure if I will continue with this series or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such agreat book like the other to books: A mutiny in time and divide and conquer!!!!! I totally LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot and if you like it you should buy the 39 clues books but buy the cahills vs vespers ones those are awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put down 1 and 2 and i hope that this one is just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read!! *****
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book it is AWESOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks good. But i have one quishtion. Would itvbe good for a 5th grader?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes this is like the 39 clues in the sense that it is writen by tons of great authors and has lots of traveling Bye, awsome PS I loved the books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot was good, theme was there, that is the making of a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this anything like the 39 clues?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it cant wait to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks awesome
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Eighteenabibble. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I highly reccomend it! I also love frank peretti's nightmare acadamy & hangmans curse!! I want this book so bad! Is there a fourth book? In the shop on my nook there is a fifth book, is it a typo? Am I missing something? Please reply!! I'm torn between getting two books, please help me! Reply to: DayDream14
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But this series is still awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read it... if you like this book you should read the 39 clues!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am starting to hate this online crap. I wanted to read about each break not go online and waste my time and effort and brainpower. This sucks and i was really starting to like the series!:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago