Ember, Paperback, 9780385738071, 198pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Liam and his friend Max are playing in their neighborhood when the call of a bird leads them out into a field beyond their town. There, they find a baby lying alone atop a pile of stones with this note pinned to her clothing:
PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.
Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2009:
"The kindness in every chapter is heartbreaking too. A haunting story, perfect for group discussion."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 9, 2009: “Almond tackles complex questions about humanity
from multiple points of view; flashes of wisdom—sometimes painful, sometimes uplifting—arrive at unexpected moments”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2009: “[A] hypnotic, sensuous foray into the nature of war, truth, art and the savagery of humanity.”