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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! Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and led their people to the town of Sparks. But they soon discover that winter is harsh aboveground. When Doon finds a book with torn pages that hints at a mysterious device from the Builders, it doesn t take much for him to convince Lina to join him for one last adventure in the city of Ember. But what and who will they find when they return? Praise for the City of Ember books: Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors Choice A Child Magazine Best Children s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children s Book Award Winner A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more. USA Today An electric debut. Publishers Weekly, Starred While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description. VOYA, Starred A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher. Kirkus Reviews, Starred"
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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 jeanneduprau.com.

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Gr 4-9-A solid and satisfying conclusion to the "Ember Saga," set in a post-disaster future. Hostilities have died down between the citizens of Sparks and the refugees from the underground city of Ember, and all are working together to survive the brutal winter. A roamer brings forth the barest remains of a book that intrigues Doon and Lina because it alludes to a mysterious device that may still be in Ember. They decide to go back to see if they can find any answers or, if nothing else, food. What they find is the Trogg Family, travelers who have taken over the remains of the city, scavenging supplies and making grand plans. Doon is caught and shackled, leaving Lina to try and make her way back to Sparks to get help. Once again, the teens, both remarkably self-sufficient and imaginative, are able to save themselves and figure out at least a small part of the mystery left behind by the Builders. In doing so, they help their community and ultimately the entire planet. And the epilogue gives the answer to a question raised in the series' prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood (Random, 2006), namely, what Hoyt McCoy was up to with that telescope of his. All the loose ends are tied up neatly and everything ends on a positive, hopeful note. Satisfying, indeed.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"An electric debut. Lina and Doon' search parallels the universal adolescent quest for answers."--Publishers Weekly, Starred From the Hardcover edition. "An electric debut. Lina and Doon search parallels the universal adolescent quest for answers. Publishers Weekly, Starred From the Hardcover edition."

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