Trapped (The Prometheus Project Series #1)

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Ryan and Regan Resnick have just moved to the world's most boring place. But when they discover their parents are part of an ultra-secret project called Prometheus they are plunged into a nonstop adventure: one that will be the ultimate test of their wit, courage, and determination.Soon they are under attack and facing hostile alien worlds, alien technology, and unimaginable dangers at every turn. Now, with their mother facing certain death, they must race to solve a seemingly impossible mystery to have any hope ...

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Overview

Ryan and Regan Resnick have just moved to the world's most boring place. But when they discover their parents are part of an ultra-secret project called Prometheus they are plunged into a nonstop adventure: one that will be the ultimate test of their wit, courage, and determination.Soon they are under attack and facing hostile alien worlds, alien technology, and unimaginable dangers at every turn. Now, with their mother facing certain death, they must race to solve a seemingly impossible mystery to have any hope of saving her. But if they save their mom, they will have no way to save themselves. . .

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Recommended. Cinematic. Readers will surely be reminded of Eleanor Cameron's Mushroom Planet series, as well as Heinlein's Have Space Suit —Will Travel, and even Clarke's 2001."

—Asimov's Science Fiction magazine

"My class loved it. They were totally engaged. It's a hard book to put down."

—5th Grade Teacher, Quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune

"This science-fiction mystery series certainly keeps you turning the pages. It had me hooked by page two of the first book."

—The Children's Book Review

"Fun and suspenseful. Highly recommended."

— kirkus

"Captures that pulse-pounding excitement you remember from your Have Spaceship Will Travel and Postmarked the Stars days. . . . crisp, clean, and delivers what it promises."

—SFReader.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982618417
  • Publisher: Paragon Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2010
  • Series: Prometheus Project Series, #1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 629,638
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas E. Richards is a frequent contributor to National Geographic KIDS magazine. His PROMETHEUS PROJECT series is being used as a read-aloud in classrooms across the country, has been endorsed by the California Department of Education, acclaimed by the iconic science fiction magazine, Asimov's, and showered with praise by kids, parents and educators alike in numerous publications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Top Secret 3

Chapter 2 Razor-Wire and Laser Beams 9

Chapter 3 Shot on Sight? 17

Chapter 4 Guards and Radiation 23

Chapter 5 Breaking the Code 31

Chapter 6 Two Minutes From Capture 37

Chapter 7 Captured 41

Chapter 8 The World's Biggest Secret 47

Chapter 9 Big Trouble 53

Chapter 10 Playing With Fire 59

Chapter 11 Spider Webs and Diamonds 65

Chapter 12 Secrets and Peril 71

Chapter 13 Bug Attack! 77

Chapter 14 Vanishing Act 83

Chapter 15 Trapped! 87

Chapter 16 Technology and Magic 97

Chapter 17 The Unearthly Zoo 101

Chapter 18 Predator 105

Chapter 19 The Swarm 113

Chapter 20 Repairs 121

Chapter 21 The Universe-Wide-Web 127

Chapter 22 The Answer 139

Chapter 23 A Race Against Time 149

Chapter 24 History Repeats Itself 153

Chapter 25 Seeing Double 157

Chapter 26 The Challenge of Prometheus 163

Chapter 27 Part of the Team 171

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

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    Really great book. One of my favorite, this and the other two.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    My class's favorite read-aloud

    I'm a 5th grade teacher and my kids wouldn't let me stop reading this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    First book in an awesome series

    My son and I read all three in the series and loved every page. This is now his favorite all time series. For adults, the first one is the shortest and least sophisticated (although the plots are all great and have twists even adults won't see coming), and then they get longer and more sophisticated from there. Fast paced, gripping, g-rated fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Great book

    This was such an amazing book. Douglas e. Richiards did such a great job. Cant wait to read the next book in this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    Awesome Gift

    Awesome Gift, January 23, 2010


    I frequently receive books as gifts. This one was mailed to me (wrapped in Christmas paper) with "Please read, from Julie" scribbled on a post-it note. I know twelve Julie girls and women, none of them sent the book to me.

    I've just finished reading "The Prometheus Project: Trapped" and it will be put on my list of recommended reading. It is a fantastic story, well written, and it will enthrall a young person's imagination.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

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    After six weeks in Brewster, Pennsylvania, Ryan and Regan Resnick are looking for anything at all to help relieve their boredom. So, when they discover their scientist parents are working in a top-secret facility where something seems suspicious, they want to find out what¿s going on. Getting in requires some logic and skill, but they soon find that getting out might pose a larger problem, as will saving their mother from certain death. As they explore this fascinating location, they come across challenges that test their intellect and reasoning ability. Using the scientific method, they need to discover how to navigate this strange environment that occasionally turns hostile on them. And saving their mother will be the ultimate test. This book held my interest from the moment I picked it up. Just like Ryan and Regan, I wanted to know what was happening in Prometheus Alpha, and I tried to solve the puzzle of how to get in right along with them. The alien city was reminiscent of Harry Potter¿s Hogwarts, where anything could happen, and there were no limits to the places they could go or the things they could do. I would have loved for the kids to spend more time exploring, but under the circumstances, they had no time to waste. The unique puzzle they needed to solve to save their mother made my head spin, but ultimately their logic was right on. It certainly will give kids something to think about. This is a well-written and enjoyable science fiction adventure. I highly recommend it. Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Great hope the 2nd is better

    This was a super great book! I recommend it to readers young and old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    A quick read. The story got more interesting further into the b

    A quick read. The story got more interesting further into the book.

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