An Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found HereMany 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
Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences She has this quote taped to her wall A writer is someone for whom writing is harder than it is for other people Thomas Mann.This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard So many words to choose from So many different things that could happen in a story at any moment Writing is one tough decision after another.But it s also the most satisfying thing she knows how to do So she keeps doing it So far, she has written four novels, six books of nonfiction, and quite a few essays and stories.Jeanne DuPrau doesn t write every minute of every day She also putters around in her garden She lives in California, where it s easy to grow everything from apples to zinnias.Jeanne DuPrau doesn t have children, but she has two nephews, a niece, and a dog The dog lives with her His name is Ethan Jeanne and Ethan get along well, though their interests are different Ethan is not very fond of reading, for example, and Jeanne doesn t much like chasing squirrels But they agree on walks, naps, and trips in the car to surprise destinations Ethan also likes to help in the garden.
- 288 pages
- The City of Ember
- Jeanne DuPrau
- 06 September 2019 Jeanne DuPrau