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The City of Ember

DuPrau, J. (2003). The city of Ember. New York, NY: Random House.

ISBN: 0-375-92274-1

This is an interesting dystopian novel for tweens and will appeal to fans of… 398 more words

Tween Reader Advisory

Jeanne DuPrau - The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember

  If Tunnels and Metro 2033 had a young child, then Jeanne DuPrauThe City of Ember” would be that child. An underground story with hardly any to no idea of a different life on the surface. 211 more words


Books or Movies

A few months ago I was standing in the book section of Sams when I overheard the couple next to me discussing a title that had recently been made into a film. 338 more words

Exploring Themes

This term we are reading the book ‘The City of Ember’ by Jeanne DuPrau. We’re reading this as part of a focus on dystopian fiction over the year. 479 more words


Books and Movies

I love when Hollywood turns a book into a movie. I know a significant amount of debate surrounds the topic, usually prompting the words, “The book is always better.” To that I reply, “Yes, it usually is. 601 more words


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