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Trapped (The Prometheus Project Series #1)

Trapped (The Prometheus Project Series #1)

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From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, and the adult science fiction/technothriller, THE CURE

The Prometheus Project: Trapped is the first book in a science fiction series that has been widely praised by kids, adults, reluctant readers, and advanced readers alike.

Ages 9 to adult

A fantastic

Overview

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, and the adult science fiction/technothriller, THE CURE

The Prometheus Project: Trapped is the first book in a science fiction series that has been widely praised by kids, adults, reluctant readers, and advanced readers alike.

Ages 9 to adult

A fantastic alien city buried deep underground. What wonders -- and what dangers -- is it hiding?

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. . .

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982618417
Publisher:
Paragon Press
Publication date:
05/07/2010
Series:
Prometheus Project Series, #1
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
616,017
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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"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

About the Author
Douglas E. Richards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the science-fiction/technothriller, WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed adventures for children.

Richards was a biotechnology executive for many years before leaving to write full time. He earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in molecular biology (aka "genetic engineering") from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In 2010, in recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

Richards currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Kelly, his children, Ryan and Regan (for whom the main characters in his PROMETHEUS PROJECT series are named), and his dogs Dash and Myla.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

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Trapped (The Prometheus Project Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book. One of my favorite, this and the other two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a 5th grade teacher and my kids wouldn't let me stop reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an amazing book. Douglas e. Richiards did such a great job. Cant wait to read the next book in this series.
Author_DB_Pacini More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a super great book! I recommend it to readers young and old.
PineapplePrincess3530 More than 1 year ago
A quick read. The story got more interesting further into the book.
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