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Would like to see the movie
The City of Ember is about a girl named Lina Mayfleet and her journey as she tries to connect to the outside world from her city that is plunged in darkness and chaos. The City of Ember was created by the “Builders” for the people to live in for 200years and after those years a box would open with instructions on how to escape. Lina finds this box and embarks on an adventure.
The City of Ember is a story about a post-apocalyptic, underground world where young Lina and Doon are adventuring, following clues to leave the city and make it safely to the outside world.
One of my favorite reads in high elementary!
I read the very beging of the book. The lore of the city. Supposedly, there was a chief and assistant builder who are making a plan to keep the people in the city not allowed to leave for 220 years. I don't know the reason but I'm excited to find out.
Soon Harrow draws messenger---and asks lina to trade! Doon wants to be underground. That's where the generator is, and Doon has great ideas about how to fix it. For as long as anyone can remember the great lights of Ember have kept the endless darkness at bay, but now the lights are beginning to flicker.
Lina Mayfleet desperately wants to be a messenger. Instead, she draws the dreaded job of Pipeworks laborer, which means she'll be working in damp tunnels underground.
This was my #bookspin for August. I enjoyed this one greatly. I read it in about 3 days. (Job and kids....) I had to sequester in my room to get the last chapter done!!! The premise of a remnant society reminds me of the remnant of the Jewish people who would return to Israel from Babylon. Lina and Doon are great characters. Lina's love for her sister is admirable. I hope to find the rest of the series!!! @TheAromaofBooks
A city made to protect the citizens form the outside. A city full of street lamps to keep away the darkness of all times of the day. Would you venture out in the regions of darkness ahead? Should you leave the light to be in darkness? Follow Doon and Lina to find a better life out in the dark regions.
The City of Ember is falling apart while Lina and Doon both select their new jobs. Through these jobs, they learn a little more about their city than they could have guessed.
An easy read after a hard week.
This novel was a great read👍🏻 We are introduced to two main character Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow who are given their jobs as a messenger and a job in the pipeworks. They live in the City of Ember but it is unlike any city. The cities lights are beginning to run out and the food supply is very low. The two of them must follow the map and escape the city to find freedom and the light. Will they do it ? I love books that make me wonder and
Date Started:October 21
Date Completed:October 30
How did you choose this book:The author of this book wrote one of the previous books I've read so I decided to read another one.
Write a brief summary of the novel: The city of ember is an underground city made from 241 years ago for protection. It follows Lina and Doon. They are 2 teenagers looking to fix the city because the resources are collapsing but they find an exit.
For many generations , a massive generator has sustained the needs of Ember. The city is located underground, and the generator was only supposed to last 200 years.Their food supplies runs out, and they don't have the things they used to such as pineapples, corn etc. A young boy works at the pipe works , and finds what he never thought he would.
The city of ember is a medium paced fantasy book about Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow as they try to figure out the secrets of the City of Ember. There are blackout occuring regularly in the city, time is running out for them to figure out as to why. If you like Scientific Fiction/Fantasy/Mystery books, you will enjoy this book.
What a fun quick read. Is it for children? Maybe. Do I care? Not really. 😂
This SF novel written and illustrated by Jeanne DuPrau tells the futuristic story where people live underground to avoid disasters above ground. In the city of Ember they are running out of supplies and energy. The main characters, Lina and Doom form a plan to escape the city which takes them through an incredible adventure. The City of Ember won the Mark Twain Award in 2006. This book would be great as a IR. #UCFLAE3414F19
#ucflae3414f19 City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau has won a Notable Children‘s Book Award. This is a deep and riveting science fiction about how Lina Mayfleet and her friend Doon Harrow saves her post apocalyptic town “Ember”, which is slowly decaying. At the two‘s graduation, they are given assigned jobs to save their infrastructure.
I may have started something. I read a book to my P6 students and today they all asked me “What are you reading us next?” I have had this book for a while and I haven‘t read it myself so I pulled it out to read to them. 🤷🏾♀️ A school counselor‘s job is never done. 🙂
”The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau is a great SF for 6th-8th graders to enjoy. Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow live in the subterranean city of Ember. Their city is the last city with light, so darkness goes on for miles in every direction. See how these working 12-year-olds can piece their way out of this town and into a habitable life. Using this book as an IR is a great idea! #UCFLAE3414F19
This Sunshine State Young Reader Award winner is a wonderful and exciting SF book by author Jeanne DuPrau! This would be a super fun DR to do in class as a large project for the semester! This story is full of mystery and shows kids the science behind what we need to make a world that works! #LAE3414sp19
Reunited and it feels so good! The City of Ember (SF, Mark Twain Award+more) by Jeanne DuPrau was the first book I fell in love with as a kid. I‘m so happy to have a brand new copy now and rediscover what I loved about it so much and seeing it through a teacher lens. #LAE3414sp19
The City of Ember (SF) by Jeanne DuPrau, a Sunshine State Young Reader award winner, would be a great book to do a Literature Circle (LC) with. This science fiction is about an underground city, called Ember, that is slowly deteriorating, losing food and losing light. Lina and Doon, young kids who live in Ember, find escape plans left behind by “the builder”. Will they find their way out before everything goes dark? Students will learn about
Snow day #2 (ice pellet edition) Debated going to the bookstore to buy Marlon James' new one, but it's too cold and wet. Having tortellini and kale soup and listening to The City of Ember instead. Stay warm, littens
4 out of 5 Stars
I'm a Youth Services Librarian by day and avid reader by night. My colleague and I were invited to a local 5th grade this afternoon to carry on discussion and interview questions after all the students had read The City of Ember. I had never read the series, having a distaste of readings books everyone is reading in a moment. I'm sad I had missed out of this dystopian debut until now. Are books 2-4 good and worth my time?
The city of ember is a fantastic novel written by Jeanne DuPrau and is the first of the books of ember series! I loved reading the book because it is about a post-apocalyptical city in modern day and was one of the winners of the Sunshine State Young Reader award. This is a science fiction book so some students might really love it and some might hate the thought but I would definitely recommend doing a literature circle with this book so students
Went to B&N yesterday to get this book for my daughter for school.. so proud of myself I had self control while there I browsed but didn‘t get anything on the other hand my daughter who is 13 and is at an in between stage of liking to read but isn‘t like a booknerd just yet says mom I like walking around the bookstore we gotta do this more often. Have a started something good. 💜
I picked up this novel because a colleague and I will be teaching #thecityofember + problem-based learning with a teacher next month.... Great, great #dystopian read for upper elementary or middle school readers. It would be a nice companion to #thegiver!
City of Ember is a Science Fiction (SF) novel about an underground city run by a generator, that is now falling apart after generations of use. The novel has won numerous awards, one being an ALA Notable Book award. It is an entertaining read and great for IR, LC, and for the teacher to follow with GR.
My daughter loved this book when she was young, and I've always intended to read it. I'm glad I finally did. This one would have been great to read aloud to my kids when they were upper grade school age.
This was a quick listen. I liked the characters and really want to continue this series. The ending of the novel was a good finish, something that led me to want more. The audiobook was a little strange because it randomly had background music and noises to go along with the scenes. It was just a little creepy.
#UCFWalterslit 'The City of Ember' by Jeanne DuPrau is a science fiction novel about a city that's future is at risk. This book is great for anybody who likes to read about dystopias, like myself. This book has me wrapped up and I'm pretty excited to get my hands on the rest of the series! Pick this book up, its really good! This link includes lesson plans and extension activities for this book: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/duprau
Lina and Doon had just reached the age that allowed them to begin working. Their world is all darkness and Lina dreams of a city of lights. My first thought was they were in some type of large fallout shelter and were stuck, they're running short on supplies and have a greedy mayor keeping the good stuff to himself. When they find and figure out there is an escape they are turned into fugitives and must escape the city with Lina's baby sister.
The city of ember by Jeanne Dupran is a SF novel. The story is about a girl name Lina, a boy name Doon, and an underground city. The city has been underground for the past 199 years and things are starting to go wrong in the 200th year. Lina and Doon tries to save everyone in the city but there are some difficulties along the way. Great for RA El- 27 Highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters
I just finished this #audiobook. Over the years, I've read several #dystopian novels, so I have seen a lot of the hallmarks and tropes of these types of stories. For a dystopian novel aimed at children, this book is great. The characters are compelling, and the story tackles important issues. I'm interested to see where this series goes.