The City of Ember

The First Book of Ember

By Jeanne DuPrau
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375822742, 288pp.)

Publication Date: May 25, 2004

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Description
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.



About the Author
Jeanne DuPrau is the author of The New York Timesbestseller The City of Ember and its companion The People of Sparks. She lives in Menlo Park, California, and drives a hybrid car that runs on a combination of gas and electricity.
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