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The City of Ember

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 138,238 Ratings and 8,676 Reviews

Book Description
It is always night in the city of Ember. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of "day" comes from floodlamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which no one has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the idea of a Moveable Light. "Besides," ... More
Book Information
PublisherYearling Books
BindingPaperback (23 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages270
ISBN-100375822747
ISBN-13978-0375822742
Publication Date05/25/2004
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About Jeanne DuPrau (Author) : Jeanne DuPrau (born 1944 in California) is an American fantasy writer for children in middle school, best known for her Ember series of books.
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1/11/2010 Jennie wilson

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12/22/2009 Jonelle H tagged as: I recommend, I read

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11/24/2009 Cole Rush

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10/19/2009 alanah White tagged as: I recommend, I Read

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 63384
tags: ya_fiction, dystopia, childrens books

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6/30/2009 Nicole Downing said: Visit my blog for a review on this book http://snikysnake.blogspot.com/

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6/23/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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4/10/2009 Timothy Schenk said: Absolutely gripping. From start to finish. I highly recommend this book. If you have a chance to read this one please do. I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
tags: Inspired me, I recommend, I read

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4/3/2009 Gail Fattori said: I absolutely got caught up in the storyline, and I loved it. This is such a gripping idea, and I believe in danger of being plausible. Great book. Thank you so much for your work.
tags: I read, I read

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4/2/2009 Gail Fattori said: I loved this book. Very creative and leaves you wondering the truth until the end. Loved it.
tags: I read, I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 63384
tags: ya, survival

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 63384
tags: young adult, fantasy, dystopia

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10/19/2008 Jennifer Freese said: I loved the way this book is written. As the children find different materials that they are unfamiliar with, the author describes them in ways that the reader can identify them, and makes the discovery for their uses believable. I liked the book much better than the movie.
tags: I recommend, I read

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9/11/2008 Jennifer Porter said: See my review on my blog. Loved it.
tags: MG science fiction

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7/7/2008 Harry Huberty said: The high point of DuPrau's writing, to me, is the fact that she managed to never write a simile or a metaphor that makes a comparison her characters wouldn't be able to make. She can do a lot with some very simple sentences.
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11/19/2007 Jp B. said: Amazing!!! Definitely can't wait to read the next book "people of sparks"
tags: I'm reading

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10/20/2007 R. J. Gomez said: Fabulous! I could not put it down. I loved the adventure, loved the mystery, loved the journey of the two main characters.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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8/3/2007 Becky Laney tagged as: I Read

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4/4/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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