DuPrau: City of Ember
A book for children and grown-ups. Creative, adventurous, full
of colours, smells, light and shadow. It plays in a world of shadow.
The City of Ember, an underground city, erected by the mysterious
Bilders in a time, where total destruction seams to be near. There
are three heroes, and two of them have just finished the school
in the strange suburban town and ,drawn' their new jobs: Doon
Harrow, a 12 year old boy, will be messenger, Lina Mayflee, same
age, has to take the dreaded job of a Pipework laborer. The third
heroe is Poppy, Linas little sister.
with our heroes the City of Ember! See, how they manage with their
new jobs and the people they meet, the fat mayor, the cruel and
stupid guards, Lenas sick grandmother ... How they lead their
everyday life, in a situation of capitivity, seamingly in the
only bright place, surrounded by the universe of darkness!
there an escape from this strange world? There should be one,
because, after having discovered the mayor is stealing rare goods,
Doon and Lina are in serious trouble! Will they manage to save
themselves? And what is to happen with wee Poppy? Read this breathtaking
DuPrau, City of Ember, Random House, New York 2003
Journey through other BOOKS OF EMBER:
Prophet of Yonwood. The third Book of Ember
The Diamond of Darkholf. The fourth Bok of Ember