The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember

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Book Information

Publication Date: May 31, 2003


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 680L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W


Interest Level: Age Range: 8 - 12 years, Grade Level: 3 - 7


Major Awards: 2009 ALA Notable Children's Books


Number of Pages: 144 pages


Approximate Word Count: 107,360 words


Audible Book Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins


Book Themes: Friendship, Greed, Family, Dreams, Power


Genre: Doomsday Dystopia


Setting: Our World -- 200+ Years in the Future -- Underground


Important Quote: The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren't the master of yourself anymore. Anger is. And when anger is the boss, you get unintended consequences.


First Line: When the city of Ember was just built and not yet inhabited, the chief builder and the assistant builder, both of them weary, sat down to speak of the future.


Point of View: Third Person (Limited Omniscient)

 

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Vocabulary List

announce
anticipation
appeal
approximate
assume
beckon
blackout
blotches
civic
comprehend
concentration
confidence
consequence
curiosity
current
deciphering
demonstrate/demonstrators
descend

dread
egress
endeavor
endured
engage
entrance
evaluate
fascinated
frantic
fungus
generator
glimpse
grave
groped
immense
impatient
impudence
indicate

kiosk
leash
megaphone
misfortune
nevertheless
ponder
refugee
rehearsals
rivulets
scowled
sheer
shortage
solemn
square
strode
tendrils
thus
utter

 

Discussion Questions

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