The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
Hello, all you young readers! Many of you enjoy graphic novels and the fantasy genre. I have news about a fantastic novel for all of you to read.
Students taking the advanced English course will be reading the novel by Jeanne DuPrau, City of Embers. The book became a bestseller soon after being published in 2003. A film based on the novel was released in 2008. The graphic novel adaptation by comic book artist Niklas Asker was released in 2012 and is available on Scribd!1
What is scribd? It's an online library service. For a small monthly fee, you can read as many of the books or listen to the audiobooks in the library. There are titles for the whole family. You also get free access to other services like CuriosityStream and ConTV. Who said reading isn't fun?
Now, for the advanced students, you will be studying the far more exciting full novel! This is the kind of book you will enjoy reading so much, you will find it difficult to put down. For the harder parts, we are always right beside you to help. Here are some pointers for you to get started.
Author Jeanne DuPrau (born 1944 in San Francisco, California) is a writer, best known for The Books of Ember, a series of science fiction novels for young people. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
Her bio profile on Goodreads2 describes her as someone that appreciates the difficulty involved in writing well, but she remains motivated to achieve the goal all the same. She sounds like each one of us in some way, and an excellent role model for us to follow as we tackle our studies.
Brief Description of City of Ember detailed summary, provided at Spark Notes3
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 decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! Scribd graphic novel version 1
Suggested support material
- Jeanne DuPrau, 2012. City of Ember Graphic Novel adapted by Dallas Middaugh with art by Niklas Asker
- Jeanne DuPrau, 2003. City of Ember RandomHouse Goodreads
- Summary and study guide Spark Notes
- Wendy Dillon (Narrator), 2004. City of Ember ListenLib. EAudiobook
- Class time content