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The City of Ember

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The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

A modern-day classic. 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!

  • 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


Interest Level:   4th grade     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level W     DRA Level 60

book type:    chapter book

condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!  NOTE: This book has several different covers available. The one you get might be different than the covers shown here.