The City of Ember
The City of Ember
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The City of Ember

Book #1 in the Book of Ember Series
Published by Yearling Books
Prices as of Jun 24

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Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic–with over 4 MILLION copies sold! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to dim. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. Now, she and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues to keep the lights on. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger. But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!An American Library Association Notable Children’s BookA New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing SelectionA Kirkus Reviews Editors’ ChoiceA Child Magazine Best Children’s BookA Mark Twain Award WinnerA William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” –USA Today “An electric debut.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” –VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780375822742
    Publication Date
    May 25, 2004
    Page Count
    288
    Words Per Page
    208
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2002010239
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    50166630
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0375822747
    Lexile® Level
    680L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    9
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    69274
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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