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The People of Sparksby Jeanne DuPrau
Synopses & Reviews
The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn't long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town's resources are limited and it isn't long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it's up to Lina and Doon to discover who's behind the vandalism and why, before it's too late.
Having escaped the underground city of Ember to the Unknown Regions, Lina, Doon, and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks, in the sequel to The City of Ember. Reprint.
About the Author
Jeanne DuPrau has been a teacher, an editor, and a technical writer. The People of Sparks is the sequel to The City of Ember and her second novel. She lives in Menlo Park, CA, where she keeps a big garden and a small dog.
Table of Contents
Arrival — What Torren saw — Out from below — Through the village — The doctor's house — The first town meeting — The pioneer — Breakfast with disaster — A day of new people — The roamer and the bike — Hard, hungry work — Restless weeks — Tick's projects — Caspar arrives with a surprise — Taking action — Travelers and warriors — What Torren did — A long, hot ride — The starving roamer — Doon accused — The second town meeting — Caspar's quest — Unfairness, and what to do about it — The city destroyed — Attack and counterattack — Discoveries — The third town meeting — Getting ready for war — The decision — What Torren planned — Dread at the last minute — The weapon — Firefight — Surprising truths — The fourth town meeting — Three amazing visits.
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