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Book Club: The City of Ember Meeting #1

At our first meeting of the month I announced exciting news–we will have a Skype visit with the author, Jeanne DuPrau at our last meeting.  I emailed with Jeanne DuPrau several times and we came up with a special time to meet so that most of the kids can be there.   267 more words

5th & 6th Grade Book Club

Review: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember is like a more intricate version of Lois Lowry’s The Giver – more characters, more depth, and more potential. However, there are some similarities that I’d rather not have, such as detached characters and somewhat juvenile problems (but this is middle grade, so…). 639 more words