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The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau

ISBN: 9780552552387
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6 January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9 x 2.2
The film tie-in edition to this gripping and intriguing thriller set in an all-too-possible future. Now a major blockbuster starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins and Saorise Ronan ('Atonement').

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?

About The Author

Jeanne DuPrau has written several books of nonfiction for children and adults. She has been a teacher, an editor, and a technical writer. The City of Ember is her first novel for middle graders. She is currently working on the sequel at her home in Menlo Park, California, where she keeps a big garden ...

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