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The City of Emberby Jeanne DuPrau
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The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.
"Reminiscent of post-apocalypse fiction like Robert O'Brien's Z for Zachariah, DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of the undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” USA Today
“The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment." Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will relate to Lina and Doon's resourcefulness and courage in the face of ominous odds." Booklist
Medford lives on a neat, orderly island calledsimplyIsland.
Islanders like names that say exactly what a thing (or a person) is or does. Medford Runyuin is different. A foundling, he has a meaningless name that is just one of many reminders that hes an outsider. He also has a secret that could get him banished from Island forever.
A strange creature is about to arrive on Island, and Medfords secret will be out before he can blink twice.
About the Author
Jeanne DuPrau has written several books of nonfiction for children and adults. She is currently working on the sequel at her home in Menlo Park, California, where she keeps a big garden and a small dog.
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