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The City Of Ember (books Of Ember)

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City Of Ember

You ought to pick up a copy of City Of Ember an outstanding book. Written by Jeanne DuPrau and the publisher is Yearling. The book became available sometime in August of 2008. The book is 288 pages long. While reading can be something which everybody, of nearly every age will enjoy, you will discover absolutely numerous ways in which you might make the thrill much better. For more information regarding this book, visit our affilate link on this site.

Yearling


ASIN: 0385736282
MPN: 9780385736282
ISBN: 0385736282
Author: Jeanne DuPrau

NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! Jeanne Du Prau's instant classic tells the story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. This tie-in edition of The City of Ember features a movie-art cover and an 8-page photo insert. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it's up to two teens, Lina and Doon, to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember.

It is always night inside the city of Ember. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which nobody has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the idea of a Moveable Light. What will happen when the generator finally fails? They have just been assigned their life jobs--Lina as a messenger, which leads her to knowledge of some unsettling secrets, and Doon as a Pipeworker, repairing the plumbing inside the tunnels below the city exactly where a river roars through the darkness. But when Lina finds an incredibly old paper with enigmatic"Instructions for Egress,"they use the advantages of their jobs to start to puzzle out the frightening and hazardous way to the city of light of which Lina has dreamed. For 250 years they have lived pleasantly, because there has been plenty of anything in the vast storerooms. But now there are more and a lot more empty shelves--and more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. The only light for the duration of the standard twelve hours of"day"comes from floodlamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets with the city."Besides,"they tell each other,"there is nowhere but here"Among the numerous other things the men and girls of Ember have forgotten is their past and a direction for their future. 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. Twelve-year-old Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet seem to be the only guys and ladies who are worried. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to view a bigger image in a new browser window. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell City of Ember is now a major motion picture (releasing in October 2008) starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, and a lot of a lot more. But there is no moon, no stars.



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