The City of Ember Deluxe Edition (Books of Ember Series #1)

The City of Ember Deluxe Edition (Books of Ember Series #1)

by Jeanne DuPrau

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ISBN-13: 9780385371353
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Series: Books of Ember Series , #1
Edition description: Deluxe
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 38,303
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(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 an award-winning staple in elementary school classrooms. She's also the author of Escape the Vortex, a title in the multiplatform sci-fi adventure series Voyagers. Jeanne lives in Menlo Park, California. Visit her website at jeanneduprau.com.

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The City of Ember Deluxe Edition (Books of Ember Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book lots of suspence
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg BEST BOOK ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IVECSEEN THE MOVIE TOO EVERYBODY THAT MATTERS READS THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very very good its good for kids ages 9-13. Please read if you areooking fpr a book. If you read you could probably tell that jeanne duprau wocked hard to make this book interesting.AND IT IS!!!!!!!!! So READ!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend, she read this in third grade! On her own! And I'm reading it this year! BA-BAM!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AB Book Review Lina and Doon live in a city that is failing. There is a famine and blackouts are occurring everywhere. Lina, who loves to draw pictures of cities with light, becomes a messenger for the City of Ember. One night when she comes home from work, she finds her little sister, Poppy chewing on a piece of paper. Lina takes the paper away and finds out they are instructions to something unknown.  Lina gets together with her friends, and together they try to decipher the message and find that it is instructions on how to get out of Ember.   This book creates lots of suspense as you follow along with Lina, Doon, and Poppy on their adventure to find a way out to a better city.  I would recommend this book to fifth graders who like to read books about  adventures and mysteries. This would also make a good read aloud book for a fourth grade class.   I gave this book four stars because it is a great adventure, but at the same time, there is a little too much activity going on in certain sections of the story. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reomend this for 4th-5rh grade classes
Samuel Schwartz More than 1 year ago
Imagine living in a failing city. One that was only supposed to last for 220 years, but year 241 is now among the citizens. The people are constantly losing power, and limited food supply that the “Builders” have left for the people is running out. Nobody seems to wonder why this is- that is until Lina and Doon come along. The book is not the best thing ever written- but for young adults and the dystopian genre all around- it serves as an entertaining addition. There are a lot of enjoyable aspects to the book, namely the very original story and extremely engaging and understandable characters. However, if you’re looking for something realistic- this book is by no means for you. The author of City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau, has only written the four City of Ember books, (with one exception) which are all considered to be just as charming and likable at the original. It is obvious that DuPrau has really put a lot of hard work and effort towards them, and really cares about the books (which is more than I can say for some). All in all, if you’re looking for a fun book to read, maybe over a weekend or on a vacation, this is the book for you. It’s a great read for everyone, teens especially.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The City of Ember written by Jeanne DuPrau is the story of a young girl and boy who live in a hole in the ground. Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow's city, Ember, is crumbling and the inventory of items they need for survival has drastically decreased, almost to the point of nothing being there. A piece of paper, left behind by Ember's constructors, the Builders, with some kind of instructions is discovered by Lina, with the help of her two year old sister, Poppy. These instructions send Lina and Doon on a groundbreaking mission to help their decaying city. Switching between the two protagonist's points of view, The City of Ember takes the reader through an eventful journey and the struggles that both characters encounter along their mission to save their city. When compared to another work of science fiction, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The City of Ember and The Giver both have young protagonists that share the same age, both include toddlers that go on the big final journey with the protagonists, and both have societies that think change is dangerous and harmful. In The City of Ember though, there are two main characters that seek help from both each other and a handful of trusted adults. In The Giver, the main character, Jonas, seeks help from only the giver, but he tries to open the eyes of those around him, even though it’s against the rules. One of the more prominent themes in this book, I think, would be that change shouldn't be so feared because it can be a very good thing. If either Lina or Doon had been too scared to explore the possibilities of something else existing out there besides Ember, they wouldn't have been able to help those dwelling in their city. I loved reading this novel, even though it was written for an audience of children. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 rating. My recommendation would be that readers who want something quick to read, or for those in younger age groups, to read this book. Jeanne DuPrau takes the reading audience on a wonderful journey with delightful characters in this work of fiction.
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: The story is filled with family, love, curiosity, mystery, thrill, adventure, and wonder. The creation of Ember itself is such a cleverly intriguing idea and I applaud DuPrau for writing it down for the rest of us to explore and enjoy. I must say, if I had to sum up my reading of this book in one word that word would be ‘fun.’ Although the target audience may be for middle graders or younger I still found it thrilling and charming enough to stay quite entertained and captivated trying to keep up with the enthusiastic endeavors of Lina and Doon. Read my FULL review here: https://pooledink.com/2015/12/16/the-city-of-ember/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was as satisfying as chocolate cake. From beggining to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading this book in class and it is so awsome.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really transports you into the world of an underground city! It made me think of this world's future like, "Will we ever come to this point?". I remember when my teacher started reading this to us (long time ago), the whole class seemed to love it! My teacher stopped reading the book when she ended the second book (out of 4) in the series. And when I got to book four..my mind was blown! It's a really good idea for a book, and it look very original. The whole thing got me wondering, too! Well when I finished the whole book series, it made me put our world in example. I mean everything seemed to wrap up and have an explanation for everything when the book series ended, and I was in shock. But bottom line, this book series is actually really good! If you want to have the shock I had at the end, start reading this series! Has suspense and adventure. I really am lost at words trying to fit in all my opinions and my review about it. It was just that good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the suspense was awesome. I couldnt wait for the next one!;)
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Kiss your hand three times then repost this threetimes and look under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book fun and full of adventure. I love the moive to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is boring at the begin but becomes okay then it over then the 2nd book doest even talk about a thing in the first one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
!!!PEOPLE THERE IS A MOVIE FOR THE FIRST BOOK OF EMBER!!! !!! I JUST WATCHED IT IN FXM. HOW COOL IT THAT?!?!?!?!
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