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The City of Ember


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

If your kids love puzzles...

by Librarian2go on Aug 11, 2009

This book is great for younger readers. The book gives readers a chance to solve a word puzzle throughout the book revealing clues learned by the main characters at a pace that allows the reader to have a chance at figuring it out first. As an adult I didn't love the ending - but a young reader ... More


Excellent book!

by AZTeacher on Sep 20, 2008

This is a wonderful book that really gets children thinking. I teach 5th grade and even my most reluctant readers have loved this book. It combines a mystery with a glimpse of a future world that is very thought provoking. As an adult, I enjoyed reading it for pleasure myself and look forward to sharing ... More


Renewable resources

by anarchyrules on Aug 21, 2007

This book really makes you think about what would happen if we were in a place with extremely limited resources. The characters have to cope with this and many of the issues associated, such as black-outs and rations on several everyday goods. The two main characters have to take on a lot of responsibility ... More


A great book to get your kids thinking

by chemengmom on Apr 18, 2007

We're reading through the "City of Ember" and my kids are full of very insightful questions. Why is there no sun? Why don't they have flashlights? Why is Ember the only place in the whole world? The answers come at the end of the book and they are full of guesses. I love the character qualities ... More

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