The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
- Publish Date: 2004-05-25
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jeanne DuPrau
A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies!
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, sheâs sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever!
Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
An American Library Association Notable Childrenâs Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Editorsâ Choice
A Child Magazine Best Childrenâs Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Childrenâs Book Award Winner
âA realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrauâs book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.â âUSA Today
âAn electric debut.â âPublishers Weekly, Starred
âWhile Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.â âVOYA, Starred
âA harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.â âKirkus Reviews, Starred