The People of Sparks (The City of Ember)
- Publish Date: 2005-04-12
- 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 3.5Â MILLION copies!
Lina and Doon have led the citizens of Ember to an exciting new world. When they discover a village called Sparks, they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the townâs resources are limited and it isnât long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When mysterious acts of vandalism cause tempers to erupt, putting everyoneâs lives in danger, itâs up to our two heroes to find the courage to stop the conflict and bring peace.
Praise for the City of Ember books:
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