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Jeanne DuPrau

Biography

Jeanne DuPrau

Jeanne DuPrau has been a teacher, an editor and a writer of nonfiction. She’s the remarkable force behind the acclaimed Books of Ember series, which she introduced with THE CITY OF EMBER, an ALA Notable Children’s Book and an IRA Children’s Choice. 

Jeanne DuPrau

Books by Jeanne DuPrau

by Jeanne DuPrau

THE DIAMOND OF DARKHOLD is the conclusion to Jeanne DuPrau’s New York Times bestselling Books of Ember series. Though readers will delight in the action-packed pages, there is plenty of substance here to satisfy parents --- ideas about humanity, peace, conflict and the lines between good and evil.

by Jeanne DuPrau - Fantasy, Religion, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

It’s 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town’s respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . .

by Jeanne DuPrau - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn’t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town’s resources are limited and it isn’t long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it’s up to Lina and Doon to discover who’s behind the vandalism and why, before it’s too late.
by Jeanne DuPrau - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

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!