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The Books of Ember Omnibus

Written by Jeanne DuPrauAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeanne DuPrau


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· June 12, 2012 · $24.99 · 978-0-449-81033-0 (0-449-81033-X)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Bound together for the first time, the four books of the New York Times bestselling Books of Ember series are speculative fiction at its finest. The series begins with the groundbreaking dystopian novel The City of Ember, the story of a girl, a boy, and their beleaguered city. Through the sequel, The People of Sparks, the prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood, and the satisfying conclusion, The Diamond of Darkhold, author Jeanne DuPrau offers a vision of hope that, while sometimes flickering against the darkness, ultimately shines through, like the bright dawning of a new world.

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"Encourages [young readers] to tackle the most ambitious tasks."--The New York Times Book Review

"A deftly constructed fable."--San Francisco Chronicle

The City of Ember
* "An electric debut!"--Publishers Weekly, Starred
* "The likable protagonists are not only courageous but also believably flawed by human pride, their weaknesses often complementing each other in interesting ways. The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred
* "DuPrau uses the puzzle, suspenseful action, and lots of evil characters to entice readers into the story. They will find the teen characters believable and gutsy. Part mystery, part adventure story."--VOYA, Starred
An ALA Notable Book
A Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection

The People of Sparks
* "DuPrau clearly explores themes of nonviolence and when to stand up for oneself. While less gritty and mechanical than Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines and more interpersonal than Lois Lowry's The Giver and Gathering Blue, this title will hold a similar appeal for readers who enjoy speculative fiction."--School Library Journal, Starred
"DuPrau skillfully and confidently develops the idea of scarcity and how human beings react to a depletion of resources. A thought-provoking novel about brinkmanship and the way societies can plant the insidious seeds of war."--Publishers Weekly
"This fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike."--Kirkus Reviews

The Prophet of Yonwood
"Apropos to what is happening in the world today."--Booklist
"This novel has a great deal of immediacy in light of current world events. It sharply brings home the idea of people blindly following a belief without questioning it."--School Library Journal
"DuPrau effectively depicts a community in the grip of a millennial fever. A provocative read."--Kirkus Reviews

The Diamond of Darkhold
"Once again, the teens, both remarkably self-sufficient and imaginative, are able to save themselves and figure out at least a small part of the mystery left behind by the Builders. Satisfying, indeed."--School Library Journal
"The conclusion is everything a series closer should be, satisfying but provocative."--The Horn Book Magazine

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

JEANNE DUPRAU is the New York Times bestselling author of the Books of Ember series.

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