The Icarus Project

The Icarus Project

by Laura Quimby

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More than anything, Maya wants to discover something incredible. Her parents are scientists: Her mother spends most of her time in tropical rainforests, uncovering ancient artifacts, and her dad is obsessed with digging up mammoths. When her father gets invited by an eccentric billionaire to lead a team investigating a mammoth’s remains in the Arctic, Maya begs to come along. Upon her arrival at the isolated camp, the mammoth is quickly revealed to be a fake, but there is something hidden in the ice—something unbelievable. Along with a team of international experts, each with his or her own agenda and theory about the mystery in the ice, Maya learns more about this discovery, which will change her life forever.
Laura Quimby expertly mixes adventure, science, and wonder into a page-turning story perfect for middle-grade explorers.

Praise for The Icarus Project
"Who wouldn’t want to find something earth-shatteringly unique while on an Arctic expedition?.. Quimby’s plot is exuberantly fast-paced and earnest."
Kirkus Reviews

"Maya’s earnest first-person point of view and sense of fair play make her easy to root for, and the inclusion of a boy character as a foil to Maya, along with lively writing and plenty of action, will help this middle-grade novel pull in reluctant readers."

"Maya is an earnest and likable character and the plot is fast-paced enough to hold readers’ attention. Maya’s curiosity, bravery, and desire to do the right thing will resonate with many readers."
—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613123744
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laura Quimby graduated with a degree in English literature from Towson State University, in Maryland, where she lives with her family. This is her first novel. When not writing, she likes to do yoga, travel, and hit the trail near her house. Laura also enjoys cooking, eating, and lounging about reading and watching movies and way too much television.

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The Icarus Project 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ScottReadsIt More than 1 year ago
 I did not finish reading The Icarus Project, I read about halfway before giving up. I am a sucker for a nice cover and I immediately wanted to read The Icarus Project when I saw the cover. Despite the fact that I was so excited to read The Icarus Project, I struggled to get through chapters.       The Icarus Project is targeted at young children and I am not really part of the targeted audience the author was writing for. I feel like reading The Icarus Project was like watching one of cheesy romance movies because you know straight off the bat what is going to happen. After seeing the cover and reading the title, you will know what the big "plot twist" is. How can you create a mystery where the answer is in such plain sight? I don't think little kids will enjoy this book because it is rather slow paced and the story feels extremely predictable.   Despite the fact that I knew what was going to happen, I tried to read more but to no avail. Even the characters weren't exactly memorable or like able in my opinion. All of the characters in The Icarus Project were rather ordinary. The Icarus Project failed to engross me and I just couldn't find the heart to continue. Maybe one day I will finish this day but I highly doubt I would pick up The Icarus Project again.