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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

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