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.

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Laura Quimby is the author of The Carnival of Lost Souls, which Booklist called "a nicely paced, clever mix of ghost story and sideshow spectacle." She holds a degree in English literature from Towson University in Maryland, where she lives with her family. Visit her online at
Published October 1, 2012 by Amulet Books. 308 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Itching to make a discovery of her very own, 13-year-old Maya Parson, whose anthropologist mother is often away on another continent doing fieldwork, finally gets to accompany her woolly-mammoth–expert dad on a foray into the icy wilderness.

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Randall claims that the tusks sticking out of the ice are what brought them all together, but even Maya knows that the tusks aren’t real.

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