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Description - The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked - but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness-But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552552387
ISBN-10: 0552552380
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeanne DuPrau

THE CITY OF EMBER is the debut novel from an exciting new American writer, Jeanne DuPrau. Having been a teacher, an editor and a technical writer, Jeanne DuPrau now writes full-time. She lives in California.

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