The City of Ember

The City of Ember

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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?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 200 x 19mm | 204g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Film tie-in ed
  • 0552559989
  • 9780552559980
  • 486,854

About Jeanne DuPrau

THE CITY OF EMBER was the debut novel from exciting new American writer, Jeanne DuPrau. Having been a teacher, an editor and a technical writer, Jeanne DuPrau now writes fiction full-time. She lives in more

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