The City of Ember Deluxe Edition: The First Book of Ember

by Jeanne Duprau Author

(From Amazon): Celebrate a modern-day classic with this DELUXE EDITION, which includes an introduction by Jeanne DuPrau and a brand-new story! This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies!   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 flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever!   Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A 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


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Random House Books for Young Readers
Deluxe ed.


  • 0` The Instructions
  • 1 Assignment Day
  • 2 A Message to the Mayor
  • 3 Under Ember
  • 4 Something Lost, Nothing Found
  • 5 On Night Street
  • 6 The Box in the Closet
  • 7 A Message Full of Holes
  • 8 Explorations
  • 9 The Door in the Roped-Off Tunnel
  • 10 Blue Sky and Goodbye
  • 11 Lizzie's Groceries
  • 12 A Dreadful Discovery
  • 13 Deciphering the Message
  • 14 The Way Out
  • 15 A Desperate Run
  • 16 The Singing
  • 17 Away
  • 18 Where the River Goes
  • 19 A World of Light
  • 20 The Last Message

User Reviews

Add a Review

You'll need to log in to your account before leaving a review. Don't have an account? You can sign up for free!

Report a problem with this resource