) July 26, 2007 -- Today, DNA Press announced the publishing of The Prometheus Project -- Captured, by Douglas E. Richards, for children ages 9-13. Captured is unique in its ability to illuminate key scientific and problem-solving principles within the framework of a thoroughly entertaining, compulsively readable page-turner. Mr. Richards is a frequent contributor of science stories for National Geographic KIDS, an award winning children's magazine.
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Said Catherine Hughes, Senior Editor for National Geographic KIDS, "Captured is a page-turner that kids -- and their parents -- will love reading. The entertainment factor never wanes." TeensReadToo.com gave Captured five stars and called it, "Fast paced adventure" that is "great fun" and "very well written," while ForeWord Magazine said the book is "fast paced and full of action," and that "adventure, suspense and science make for a potent combination."
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Captured is a stand-alone sequel to the critically acclaimed The Prometheus Project -- Trapped, which appears on Missouri State University's list of "Best New Books to Engage Students in Math and Science," and is scheduled to appear on the California Department of Education
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's list of "Recommended Literature for Science and Math." Trapped was "highly recommended" by Kirkus and called, "perfect for middle grades" by Teaching Pre K-8 Magazine. A kids panel of reviewers for Odyssey Magazine praised Trapped as "a thriller you that you won't put down until you've reached the last page."
Captured follows the adventures of Ryan and Regan Resnick, the youngest members of the Prometheus Project, a top-secret team exploring the greatest discovery ever made -- a fantastic alien city buried deep underground. When the city is captured by a team of mercenaries and their ruthless leader, an alien with unknown capabilities and diabolical plans, the adult members of the Prometheus team are taken hostage, and the children become the team's only hope. With the future of the world at stake, Ryan and Regan must do the impossible: outwit the brilliant alien and his well-trained force, free the prisoners and thwart an unstoppable invasion. Crammed with cliffhangers, nonstop action and unexpected twists and turns, Captured is a science fiction thriller that is sure to keep readers of all ages glued to the page.
The Prometheus Project -- Captured (ISBN 1-933255-33-1) is available to libraries and bookstores through the distribution channels of Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and to readers at Amazon.com, dnapress.com, and our distributor IPG books (www.ipgbook.com
) or it can be ordered through Barnes&Noble and Borders bookstores.
ISBN 10 digit: 1-933255-33-1
ISBN 13 digit: 978-1-933255-33-0
Pages: 160; Binding: Paperback
For more information, please contact:
DNA PRESS LLC
E-mail: editors @ dnapress.com
Douglas E. Richards
E-mail: dougrichards @ san.rr.com