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Project F

Project F


Project F

About the Book

From the bestselling author of The City of Ember comes a post-apocalyptic story set hundreds of years in the future, where life is simple and modern conveniences are a thing of the past until a boy enchanted by technology is forced to choose between doing the right thing for his community and pursuing his dreams of adventure.


There are no cars, planes, television, or smart phones. Climate change wreaked havoc on Earth hundreds of years ago, and now people live a simpler life. 

Then thirteen-year-old Keith uncovers a secret. It’s a mysterious mission known only as Project F. It’s advanced, it’s scientific, and it’s going to change the world. It’s exactly the kind of adventure Keith has always longed to be a part of.

And what is adventure without a little danger, right? But how much danger is Keith willing to risk? For himself? For his family? For his community? For the entire world…?

Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember was an instant hit when it arrived on bookshelves. It has become a modern classic beloved by readers selling hundreds of thousands of copies a year! In her latest novel, she explores timely questions about the Earth and our use of its resources. A bold novel, Project F asks how much you are willing to risk to save the future.

Product Details

On sale: October 10, 2023
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780593643808
Reading level: Lexile: 720L | Fountas/Pinnell: W

Author Bio

Jeanne DuPrau is the New York Times bestselling author of the Books of Ember series and the author of the fifth Voyagers book, Escape the Vortex. Her books have garnered numerous awards and have appeared on 30 state lists. The City of Ember was made into a feature movie in 2008. Jeanne lives in Menlo Park, California.


★ "DuPrau employs an empathetic and lighthearted tone to translate the threatening nature of climate catastrophe into simple, declarative prose." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A compelling, nostalgic-feeling story exploring contemporary issues in a futuristic setting." —Kirkus Reviews

"DuPrau crafts a postapocalyptic adventure that reads like a cautionary tale about climate change, technology, and unchecked progress." —Publishers Weekly

"The author of the popular City of Ember series is back with a story that comments on the dangers of global climate change and reliance on fossil fuels. Middle-graders who like their books short and fast-moving will enjoy this imaginative piece of cli-fi." —Booklist