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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

DuPrau's first foray into fiction creates a realistic post-apocalyptic world where everyone has lived underground for so long that they assume it has always been that way. . . . 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.--Starred, Kirkus Reviews

While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description. . . . Part mystery, part adventure story, this novel provides science fiction for those who do not like science fiction.--Starred, VOYA

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

About the Author

Jeanne DuPrau has written several books of nonfiction for children and adults. She has been a teacher, an editor, and a technical writer. The City of Ember is her first novel for middle graders. She is currently working on the sequel at her home in Menlo Park, California, where she keeps a big garden and a small dog.

Table of Contents

Assignment day — A message to the mayor — Under Ember --Something lost, nothing found — On night street — The box in the closet — A message full of holes — Explorations — The door in the roped-off tunnel — Blue sky and goodbye — Lizzie's groceries — A dreadful discovery — Deciphering the message — The way out — A desperate run — The singing — Away — Where the river goes — A world of light — The last message.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375890802
Subtitle:
Book 1
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Author:
Jeanne DuPrau
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s Middle Readers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Oregon Battle of the Books
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-A to Z
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040525
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
5-9
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 270 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375890802 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , DuPrau's first foray into fiction creates a realistic post-apocalyptic world where everyone has lived underground for so long that they assume it has always been that way. . . . 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.--Starred, Kirkus Reviews

While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description. . . . Part mystery, part adventure story, this novel provides science fiction for those who do not like science fiction.--Starred, VOYA

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
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