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The City of Ember Deluxe Edition
The City of Ember Deluxe Edition: The First Book of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
Since 2003, readers of all ages have been captivated by Jeanne DuPrau's bestselling dystopian story about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it. Now new and old fans alike can celebrate The City of Ember with this deluxe edition, which includes an introduction by the author and a brand-new story!
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Genre:Sci-Fi
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.

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maddiebraps

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.

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tak.ogita
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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.

MissYaremcio What makes the pacing of the book medium? I‘m curious! Great review though! 4mo
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Ke633
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What a fun quick read. Is it for children? Maybe. Do I care? Not really. 😂

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Mwinship
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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

Mwinship You can use this discussion guide to monitor students‘ comprehension: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis...
The EL strategy 6 and UDL guideline 6.4 about monitoring students‘ progress and comprehension align with this book and IR.
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ChrisC This book looks very different and intriguing I really wanna look at it now! 4mo
DrSpalding This was formerly an option for literature circles. It is an excellent book while the movie is not so good. There were a few questionable parts. 3mo
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Shannyblake
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#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.

Shannyblake Lina is given “pipeworks and Doon is given “messenger”. They both are unhappy with their jobs, so they exchange them in secret. This book is a story of their adventures through saving their home, a struggle of loss, and mystery with diverse and harrowing setting.
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Shannyblake This book would be perfect for 6th or 7th graders, not because of how intense it is but because it can teach them a lesson on fighting for what you believe in and protecting your environment.
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Shannyblake UDL Strategies that best fit this story is Foster collaboration and community (8.3)
For an ESOL strategy I would use a literature circle where students share information and create a graphic organizer of what they are learning. (48)
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LibrarianRyan Really 6th and 7th grade. What about 3-5th? 4mo
Shannyblake Here is a great lesson plan with questions provided for students to answer. https://multcolib.org/city-ember 4mo
DrSpalding It could be used in intermediate grades as noted by Ryan. I used to use this as a literature circle option. 3mo
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jploves2read
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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. 🙂

LibrarianRyan This book is so good. i think everyone will love it. Heck even the movie is good. 5mo
Nute It‘s a really good story. You probably have started something!😍 4mo
jploves2read @Nute yes I have. Today they asked me what am I reading once we are done with this. 🤷🏾‍♀️ They expect to be read to every day, but BY ME. I love them so it‘s all good. 🙂 4mo
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abbie-cadabbie
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”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

abbie-cadabbie This lesson plan provides discussion questions that can be great to follow along to while reading the novel. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis... 5mo
abbie-cadabbie The UDL Guideline that I think would be best would be to develop self-assessment and reflection (9.3) Considering the characters are around their same age, students can reflect on themselves to see what they‘d do if they were in the characters‘ positions. For ESOL strategies, I would choose to assign short reading for homework (38) so students aren‘t overwhelmed with the assignment. 5mo
abbie-cadabbie Not to mention, “The City of Ember” was awarded an ALA Notable Children‘s Book Award! 5mo
DrSpalding Your English learner strategy of choosing short reading passages for homework is perfect for these middle grade chapter books. Scholastic is a high-quality resource and one you should continue to use! This book is one that used to be on my literature circle option list and is definitely one I would have in my classroom library. 2mo
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claireherman
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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

claireherman UDL Principal for Sustaining Effort & Persistence (8.2) Vary demands & resources to optimize challenge (8.3) Foster collaboration & community
ESOL Strategy 42: Have students use timelines to arrange & sequence important facts & information
Lesson Plan: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/44101/the-city-of-ember-by-jeanne-dupra...
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DrSpalding This particular website is an excellent resource to turn to if the book has been published by Random House! 10mo
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cwright
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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

cwright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w84SfvCbfg4 Here‘s a YouTube video for educators on teaching symbolism. I would first start with an RA of a short text involving symbolism, model the strategy used in the video in an interactive way, then use this book as a PR and have each pair do the same thing and create a poster. ESOL 2, 8, 10, 30 UDL 8.3, 3.3, 1.1, 5.2 11mo
DrSpalding Cool video. Symbolism can be a challenging topic. Partner reading would work well! 10mo
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Edenmonet
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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

Edenmonet teamwork, friendship and the consequences of greed in this great novel! After each lit circle meeting the students can work on a comprehension worksheet so the teacher can see what they are understanding from the book. The UDL principle that ties into this book is 6.4, enhancing capacity for monitoring progress. The ESOL strategies that can be 2, 16, and 6, promoting cooperation (small groups), integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing 11mo
Edenmonet activities and continually monitor students‘ comprehension. A good lesson plan is:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis... #LAE3414SP19
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Olsonashley19 This book was one of my favorites in elementary school and we even took a class trip to the movies to watch when it came out in the theater! Thanks for including a scholastic lesson plan, these are always great. 11mo
DrSpalding This is a favorite science fiction book of mine. The author was a librarian and was inspired by her work with books to write this. Have you seen the movie? 10mo
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crazyspine
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Mehso-so

I would have loved this. except I found it to he way too similar to The Giver. It is nice to have a dystopian series to recommend to younger / less mature readers since there's no sex or violence.

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crazyspine
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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

BookBridget Yum 12mo
readinginthedark Oh, that looks so good! 🤤 12mo
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Lexicon1982
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4 out of 5 Stars

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 14mo
Lexicon1982 @CoffeeNBooks thank you 14mo
RaimeyGallant Good to know. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 14mo
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MaggieCarr
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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?

ravenlee I have been a bookseller off and on for the last twenty years - I and many of my erstwhile coworkers share that distaste for whatever is insanely popular and “the latest must-read.” I‘ve missed out on a few worthwhile books, but mainly I‘ve avoided some real schlock. 1y
LibrarianRyan I loved book one but could never get into book 2 but I have been itching to try again. 1y
MaggieCarr @ravenlee glad to know I'm not alone! I'm also not patient enough to wait for series installments. I'll wait until I can read all books in a series back to back. 1y
MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan I was okay with the open ending. I liked the discussion that it opened up. At this point, my reading list is several months long, so we shall see if I ever return to it. 1y
bookishbitch This series is amazing! Keep going! 12mo
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Kaelya
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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

Kaelya Can see how other students feel about this book and the view point they may have to see if there was something they missed or didn‘t understand! I do strongly believe that students should be given a wide range of novels to find which genre they like the most. The ESOL Strategies I would put into place would be 2 and 3 since classmates will be working together. And UDL I would use 7.2 to give everyone in the group a voice and opinion. 2y
Kaelya #ucflae3414sub18 jeanneduprau.com 2y
Gabylaurel10 This seems like an interesting book!! Added it to my list thanks for sharing! 2y
DrSpalding Using the author sites and book sites is wise.❤️📚 Build on what you‘d use from that site a bit more! (edited) 2y
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The.Great.Catsby
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Next on deck is The City of Ember. A book I read back in high school and absolutely loved!!! It wasn't until recently that I found out that it's the first book of a series!!

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sammisho
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I listened to this #dystopian novel, while my daughter read the print book for our #motherdaughterbuddyread.
This gave me The Giver-type vibes and I really enjoyed it. Addi and I are both eager to continue reading the series!

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Melli

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. 💜

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Kmacthelibrarian
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Looking forward to this one too. #dystopian #YA

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UnabridgedPod
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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!

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KhyaraN
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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.

#UCFLAE3414SP18

KhyaraN ESOL STRATEGIES for this novel would be 27. Highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or transition from one idea to another. UDL guidelines- 6.4: Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. 2y
KhyaraN This is a whole PDF about a Unit of City of ember that displays vocabulary, subjects that it covers and more: https://www.polk-fl.net/staff/grants/pefgrants/documents/Collinsfinal.pdf 2y
Kendallc I only ever saw the movie, but I definitely think the book is worth the read!! It‘s on my list! 2y
paulettevp I LOVE this book. The lesson plan(s) is so detailed! All those story maps will be super useful. 2y
DrSpalding I used to use this for literature circles. Wonderful book series… There are four! 2y
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staci.reads
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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.

Mrs_Black Ms. Peters used this as a read aloud at Phillips. I can‘t remember if I‘ve only read the first one, or maybe the second one as well. 2y
staci.reads It's a great story. I think I saw the movie years ago, but I don't remember if it was any good. 2y
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croberts51
Pickpick

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.

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marissa.s
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#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

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ToniSwinehart6
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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.

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ismari212
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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

ismari212 meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or
transition from one idea to another UDL- heighten salience of goals and objectives.
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ismari212 https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/duprau provides author website, discussion question , projects etc #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
JocelynNolton I'm not a huge fan of SF but this actually sounds like something I would be interested in. I really like your link as well, there's a lot of helpful tools on there. 2y
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lilredhen
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Whew! What a morning. Farmer's Market, then library (Too Much Glue was the story today). Resting and eating half of a crumb topped cherry cobbler from market, then out again for more errands. Then I have business work slated for the rest of my day off. #marketandbooks #smallbizfun

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Chelsibno
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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.

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LdychubbReads
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My bookclub is reading this children's book right now. It's fun and quirky and a nice break from some of the romance heavy YA I've been reading lately. #cityofember Day 22 of #riotgram challenge.

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sarahs
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"What you need to learn, children, is the difference between right and wrong in every area of life. And once you learn the difference, you must always choose the right." Teacher resource: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/duprau #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding While the movie was somewhat disappointing, this quartet of books about the city of Ember, is awesome. If you have yet to read the series, I highly recommend them. 3y
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christinathorpe
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After researching Jeanne DuPrau for my author study, I've decided that I'm going to read The City of Ember series! I have heard of the books before but have never read them, so I'm glad I picked her for my glog. Science fiction is my favorite genre, so I'm excited to read about this dystopian society and the kids that want to save it. #ucflae3414sp17

christinathorpe I found this great resource for teachers that want to use this book in their classrooms. It's a pdf of lesson plans and interdisciplinary activities using the book! It also includes LAFS standards, accommodations, and choice assignments for students. https://www.polk-fl.net/staff/grants/pefgrants/documents/Collinsfinal.pdf 3y
DrSpalding 26 pages of interdisciplinary activities for one young adult novel. Amazing! You will not be disappointed with this quartet of books. Enjoy! 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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My version of a #lighthouse for #marchintoreading . I loved city of ember and Walden Media did a good job making it into a movie. Maybe one of these days I will read the rest of the series.

Brenley City of Ember blew my mind when I was a kid!! Love that book! 3y
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christineandbooks
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This was another book read with my 9 year old son for our homeschool book club. I read it a long time ago, and it was fun to revisit the story with him. It's a great premise and a fantastic story the unfolds at just the right pace leaving off with a cliffhanger at the end to lead into the sequel (which I haven't read). Looking forward to discussing it with the kids this afternoon.

BornReadChicago I read this with my 9 yo this year, too! The other books are also good, The People of Sparks is especially timely as it's a tale of immigrants. 3y
Jaimelire So good! My son and I loved it 3y
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Cherbear
City of Ember (Deluxe) | Jeanne DuPrau

I liked this book but not my favourite it kind of leads on and on I give it a7/10

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Alisoncavicchi
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The City of Ember is a science fiction novel that will respark anyone's love for reading! An ALA NOtable Book winner, this novel kept me on my toes the whole time, and I truly felt like I was part of Luna and Doon's adventure. Now a major motion picture, this book would be a great addition to a 4-5th grade class, and can easily be tied to a variety of subjects. https://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375855719.pdf #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Great choice for SF! This book is the first in a quartet; People of Sparks, Prophet of Yonwood and The Diamond of Darkhold are the other titles. Yonwood is a prequel. 📚 3y
DrSpalding The Random House guide is excellent and provides ideas for all of the books in the series. 3y
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marathonreader
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Reading a book with each young teen in our family is a joy. Chocolate comes with the package. If you read with children/grandchildren, try this series. Lina and Doon attempt to save the last city before the light go out on humanity. Well crafted characters and good creative imagery of proactive tasks to help people. Our teen has his copy, I have one too, and we discuss via text and together with M&Ms.
#makeroommakeroom #liberty

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jpmcwisemorgan
The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau

#LitsyPSA: Another ebook special today. I have read this one, although I lost track of the series and never finished it. It's been some time since I read it but I do recall enjoying it. 😀

LibrarianRyan Loved this book. I too never finished the series. I did make it about half way through the people of sparks. 3y
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hufflepuff_librarian
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Been wanting to read this for ages and ages & it did not disappoint! Access to sooooo many books I never got around to reading when they came out but still want to read, is a definite perk to being a librarian! Now I have to wait until I get to school tomorrow to start the sequel!

Jaimelire Read this with my son, we both loved it 3y
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amvs1111
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Used bookstore score. Quick trip during my work day in the midst of a crap week. Soothing to the soul to rummage even though I only found this one.

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marita
Mehso-so

Meh. Finished reading this to boys last night. Found the plot forced and predictable and the writing flat and repetitive. They want me to keep reading the series, but I've read them so many great books this one feels not worthy.

M-D I started the second book of the series, but had to bail on it. You made a good call not reading the next book to them. 3y
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thelibraryofmars
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Creative concept, fanciful descriptions & compelling mystery come together in one my favorite middle grade reads. It's a shame I never read it as a kid, but I'd like to think little me would've enjoyed it even more than adult me.

Jaimelire Both my son and I enjoyed it. Good book for all ages! 3y
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