Books by Jeanne DuPrau

THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"No substitute for the original, but an agreeable alternative for younger or less-able readers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-10)"
Effective use of light and shadow in the art give this graphic adaptation of the 2003 novel a properly spooky look, but it reads overall more like a summary than a developed story. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Readers will find this fast-paced and clever final installment closer to the original than either of the other sequels and will enjoy the logical future detailed at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Chronologically third, but listed as fourth in the Book of Ember series, the latest entry begins with an enticing vision of pre-Disaster events, in which the Builders of the underground city make provisions to assist the emerging Emberites. Read full book review >
Released: April 25, 2006

"This will disappoint Ember's fans, but those who read this offering with no series expectations will find it a provocative read with an appealingly conflicted protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With the U.S. teetering on the brink of war and her father off on a secret government job, 11-year-old Nickie's trip with her aunt to the small town where her great-grandfather lived and died is a welcome break from reality. Read full book review >
CAR TROUBLE by Jeanne DuPrau
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"As always, it isn't the destination, it's the getting there that's all the fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Life couldn't be better for just-out-of-high-school Duff Pringle: He's on his way to Silicon Valley for a high-paying job with a tech start-up and the road lies open before him. Read full book review >
Released: May 25, 2004

"So you do a good thing, and that turns it around'), this fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At the end of The City of Ember (2003), Lina and Doon had found the way out of their doomed underground home. Read full book review >
THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
Released: May 27, 2003

"The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This promising debut is set in a dying underground city. Read full book review >