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The City Of Ember (the First Book Of Ember)

City Of Ember
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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
The author is Jeanne DuPrau and it was published sometime in 2004 by Yearling. The paperback children's book concerns Fantasy. This is the 1st ed. of City Of Ember is 270 pages long.

Yearling


MPN: 9780375822742
ISBN: 0375822747
Author: Jeanne DuPrau

The city of Ember was built as a final refuge for the human race. This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are starting to flicker. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! When Lina finds component of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that may conserve the city.

It is always night in the city of Ember. What will happen when the generator finally fails? Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which no one has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the concept of a Moveable Light. For 250 years they have lived pleasantly, because there has been plenty of everything in the vast storerooms. But now there are a lot far more and much more empty shelves--and more and significantly much far more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for extended minutes. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light for the duration of the typical twelve hours of"day"comes from floodlamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets from the city."Besides,"they tell each other,"there is nowhere but here"Among the several other things the people of Ember have forgotten is their past plus a direction for their future.

Twelve-year-old Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet seem to turn into the only males and women who are worried. But when Lina finds an extremely old paper with enigmatic"Instructions for Egress,"they use the advantages of their jobs to start to puzzle out the frightening and hazardous way towards the city of light of which Lina has dreamed. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell As they set out on their mission, the haunting setting and breathless action of this stunning first novel will have teens clamoring for a sequel. They have just been assigned their life jobs--Lina as a messenger, which leads her to expertise of some unsettling secrets, and Doon as a Pipeworker, repairing the plumbing in the tunnels under the city exactly exactly where a river roars by means of the darkness.



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