The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2)

The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2)

by Jeanne DuPrau
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The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2) by Jeanne DuPrau

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375828249
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Series: Books of Ember Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

JEANNE DuPRAU is the New York Times bestselling author of the City of Ember books, which have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms. She also wrote Escape the Vortex, part of the multiplatform sci-fi adventure series Voyagers. Visit her website at

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The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 603 reviews.
scottroberts More than 1 year ago
At the end of THE CITY OF EMBER, Lina and Doon found their way out of their dying city. Now most of the Emberites have followed them, and are ready to begin a new life in a world they know nothing about. They never knew they were underground, and things on the surface are strange to them. The Emberites are taken in by a village called Sparks, and at first all seems to go well- but soon tensions grow up between the two different peoples. While Doon watches the troubles, tries to help and instead becomes embroiled in the worst of it; Lina wanders off in search of the white city she has so long dreamed of. These are characters you come to care about, to root for. The Ember series has much to say about hopes and dreams, fears and prejudices, and our very instinct for survival.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read the book of ember......YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! It is the second in the series. It is full of adventure and excitement! Lina and Doon get caught in a fire in Sparks! Check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to do a book Report on it and i loved it so much now i have read it 4 times.
Morbrymom More than 1 year ago
This is a children's book that all adults should read. It has a deeper meaning of people learning to accept each other's differences. This is a very easy but good read.
Cristina Wyatt More than 1 year ago
This boook is so awesoe! I'm only on page 27, and I already love it! I just can't put it down! I Luv this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The People Of Sparks starts off slow, and you may have thoughts of quiting, as I have. The middle of the book is very interesting. That where you start to question what will happen next. Thats one of the things I like about this book, that you will feel you never want to put it down. I've stayed up 'till 2:00am reading the book because it was so intriguing. The closer to the end you get, the more urge you have to read it.If you do read this book, read it all the way through. Just because its not interesting in the beginning, doesn't mean its boring throughout the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books, a must read series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read the first book you will love this book it is like the same but a little bit better then the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only 12 but this book was great. It made total sense and had a lot of suspense. I read the first book of this series and it was great, then this book connected right into the first book. I was told not to read the 3rd book so now im on the 4th book and it is great. This is a must read series by jeane duprau. Awesome book. READ READ!
XxBookLoverxX More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. I have to Admit, though, I liked the first one better. But this isn't a bad book. Far from it. Infact, this is a great book, just not as thrilling and adventrous as the first. In this one there is the adventure.. The adventure of the people of Sparks and the Emberites getting through their differences, the mystery of the Weapon, and more that I don't wish to reveal to those who havn't read it. I do ive it a 4 star rating though! Read it! You might like it more than I did! READ!!!!!! Yours Truly, XxBLxX
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our class read the first book and it was amazing. I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves suspense and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In our class we are reading it and already I love it a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest book series I've ever read! A must read for lovers of mystery and suspense, it completely deserves 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and I recomend it to anyone who's patient. I didn't like that the book didn't have any action at all until the mid-end of the book. I liked the suspense of it when it happened. This book has been a very good book. I found myself reading it whenever I had time to. Kinda like how Lina drew on her spare time with the blank pages at the end of the book. I didn't like that at the end Torren didn't admit that he was the one who threw the tomatoes at the wall. This book is espiacally good book to those who are learning about the human footprint. It sends a very clear message of how that might be how we have to live in the future if we do't take action now. I give this book four and half stars. Read this book and I bet you'll agree with me. thanks for reading my review on this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok, this was the most coolest book EVER!!! i really luv science fiction, and the ember series are the best!
Maddie Giordano More than 1 year ago
i loved this book all of the books in the ember series are GREAT i reccomend this to allllllllllllllllllllllll ages I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good I don't remember much of it, but I remember that was really good. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best sequal ever and it was just as good as the first one. The author just as good descriptions as in the first book. I really hope that third book is just as good i haven't got a chance to read yet but if I do I am sure I will like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best bookever love the sieris
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Id totally read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall pretty good. The First book was better, but I can't wait to read the third. A lot of new characters, but also many returning characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE CITY OF EMBER Series is my all-time favourite book series. I highly recommend this book and the others to anyone and everyone. If you're into dystopian novels, that's what this is but better than The Hunger Games or Divergent could ever be. You'll see once you've finished the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Can't wait to read the next one " The Prophet of Yonberg"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nannananianana im gonna start a fight. Nanananan were all gonna get in a fight. So so what im still a rockstar