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The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember
 
 
Author
Jeanne DuPrau.
Publisher Yearling  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780385736282
Pages/Publication Date 270/2008
Daedalus Item Code 29023
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(Mark Twain Award winner; ALA Notable Book) Having grown up in Ember, where the sky is always black and the only light they've ever known is the electric glow of their city, orphaned Lina and friend Doon begin their adult jobs as a city messenger and as a workman on the aging pipeworks below Ember. But in the two centuries since Ember was founded, people have forgotten there once was a world outside, and are forgetting how to repair their aging city. Lina finds her baby sister Poppy chewing on a document that seems to have been written by the original Builders, while Doon has discovered the city's mayor has been siphoning off its precious resources for himself. San Francisco writer Jeanne DuPrau's four-part Books of Ember series, for readers 10 to 14, begins with this book (made into a film of the same name starring Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan) and concludes with The Diamond of Darkhold. This edition includes color photographs from the film.

"While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.... Part mystery, part adventure story, this novel provides science fiction for those who do not like science fiction."—VOYA (starred review)

 
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