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Where City of Ember ends, People of Sparks continues the story, bringing us up to date and above ground, taking Lina and Doon into a completely different world. An excellent sequel and one that could almost stand on its own in its richness.
Recommended by Erik L., Powells.com

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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.

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"[T]his fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike." Kirkus Reviews

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"[T]his title will hold...appeal for readers who enjoy speculative fiction. This novel will make them stop and think, and its immediacy and drive make it a good choice for even reluctant readers." School Library Journal

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"[E]ngrossing....A satisfying follow-up to the first book." Booklist

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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 isnt 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 towns resources are limited and it isnt long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, its up to Lina and Doon to discover whos behind the vandalism and why, before its too late.

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In this dramatic conclusion to the Grasslands Trilogy, Corki, Pippa, and all their friends are reunited for a final fight to determine the future of Grassland. After escaping the mountains of Grassland, where Corki and Pippa and their friends were slaves and soldiers, the fugitives finally found a new life, and are seemingly safe at last.

 

But as the former slaves explore new lands to the north, they discover that cruelty and injustice are not only found in Grassland, and that the people they visit may need their help. Grassland, too, may need assistance. When an appeal from an old friend reaches Corki and Pippa in their travels, will they have the courage to do whats right for their old land, despite its cruel history? What will it cost them to change Grassland for the better?

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.

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brunettegal418, January 2, 2008 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
This novel by imagenitive writer Jeanne Duprau is an excellent sequel to the novel "City of Embers". Not only does this novel include fantasy, adventure, mystery, and friendship but Duprau writes in such a thought provoking way this novel is a must read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375828249
Subtitle:
The Second Book of Ember
Author:
Duprau, Jeanne
Author:
Ward, David
Author:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Children's Baby - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Conflict management
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series:
Books of Ember
Publication Date:
20040525
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.50x5.80x1.15 in. 1.16 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 352 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375828249 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Where City of Ember ends, People of Sparks continues the story, bringing us up to date and above ground, taking Lina and Doon into a completely different world. An excellent sequel and one that could almost stand on its own in its richness.

"Review" by , "[T]his fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike."
"Review" by , "[T]his title will hold...appeal for readers who enjoy speculative fiction. This novel will make them stop and think, and its immediacy and drive make it a good choice for even reluctant readers."
"Review" by , "[E]ngrossing....A satisfying follow-up to the first book."
"Synopsis" by , 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 isnt 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 towns resources are limited and it isnt long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, its up to Lina and Doon to discover whos behind the vandalism and why, before its too late.
"Synopsis" by ,

In this dramatic conclusion to the Grasslands Trilogy, Corki, Pippa, and all their friends are reunited for a final fight to determine the future of Grassland. After escaping the mountains of Grassland, where Corki and Pippa and their friends were slaves and soldiers, the fugitives finally found a new life, and are seemingly safe at last.

 

But as the former slaves explore new lands to the north, they discover that cruelty and injustice are not only found in Grassland, and that the people they visit may need their help. Grassland, too, may need assistance. When an appeal from an old friend reaches Corki and Pippa in their travels, will they have the courage to do whats right for their old land, despite its cruel history? What will it cost them to change Grassland for the better?

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