The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember

The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember 揁 Format Kindle Download [ ⓓ The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember ] For Free ѥ Author Jeanne DuPrau ज The InstructionsWhen 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.They must not leave the city for at least two hundred years, said the Chief Builder Or perhaps two hundred and twenty.Is that long enough asked his Assistant.It should be We cant know for sure.And when the time comes, said the Assistant, how will they know what to do Well provide them with instructions, of course, the Chief Builder replied.But who will keep the instructions Who can we trust to keep them safe and secret all that time The mayor of the city will keep the instructions, said the Chief Builder Well put them in a box with a timed lock, set to open on the proper date.And will we tell the mayor what s in the box the Assistant asked.No, just that its information they wont need and must not see until the box opens of its own accord.So the first mayor will pass the box to the next mayor, and that one to the next, and so on down through the years, all of them keeping it secret, all that time What else can we do asked the Chief Builder Nothing about this endeavor is certain There may be no one left in the city by then or no safe place for them to come back to.So the first mayor of Ember was given the box, told to guard it carefully, and solemnly sworn to secrecy When she grew old, and her time as mayor was up, she explained about the box to her successor, who also kept the secret carefully, as did the next mayor Things went as planned for many years But the seventh mayor of Ember was less honorable than the ones whod come before him, and desperate He was illhe had the coughing sickness that was common in the city thenand he thought the box might hold a secret that would save his life He took it from its hiding place in the basement of the Gathering Hall and brought it home with him, where he attacked it with a hammer.But his strength was failing by then All he managed to do was dent the lid a little And before he could return the box to its official hiding place or tell his successor about it, he died The box ended up at the back of a closet, shoved behind some old bags and bundles There it sat, unnoticed, year after year, until its time arrived, and the lock quietly clicked open.Chapter 1Assignment DayIn the city of Ember, the sky was always dark The only light came from great floodlamps mounted on the buildings and at the tops of poles in the middle of the larger squares When the lights were on, they cast a yellowish glow over the streets people walking by threw long shadows that shortened and then stretched out again When the lights were off, as they were between nine at night and six in the morning, the city was so dark that people might as well have been wearing blindfolds.Sometimes darkness fell in the middle of the day The city of Ember was old, and everything in it, including the power lines, was in need of repair So now and then the lights would flicker and go out These were terrible moments for the people of Ember As they came to a halt in the middle of the street or stood stock still in their houses, afraid to move in the utter blackness, they were reminded of something they preferred not to think about that some day the lights of the city might go out and never come back on.But most of the time life proceeded as it always had Grown people did their work, and younger people, until they reached the age of twelve, went to school On the last day of their final year, which was called Assignment Day, they were given jobs to do.The graduating students occupied Room 8 of the Ember School On Assignment Day of the year 241, this classroom, usually noisy first thing in the morning, was completely silent All twenty four students sat upright and still in the desks they had grown too big for They were waiting.The desks were arranged in four rows of six, one behind the other In the last row sat a slender girl named Lina Mayfleet She was winding a strand of her long, dark hair around her finger, winding and unwinding it again and again Sometimes she plucked at a loose thread on her ragged cape or bent over to pull on her socks, which were loose and tended to slide down around her ankles One of her feet tapped the floor softly.In the second row was a boy named Doon Harrow He sat with his shoulders hunched, his eyes squeezed shut in concentration, and his hands clasped tightly together His hair looked rumpled, as if he hadnt combed it for a while He had dark, thick eyebrows, which made him look serious at the best of times, and when he was anxious or angry came together to form a straight line across his forehead His brown corduroy jacket was so old that its ridges had flattened out.Both the girl and the boy were making urgent wishes Doons wish was very specific He repeated it over and over again, his lips moving slightly, as if he could make it come true by saying it a thousand times Lina was making her wish in pictures rather than in words In her minds eye, she saw herself running through the streets of the city in a red jacket She made this picture as bright and real as she could.USA Today DuPraus first foray into fiction creates a realistic post apocalyptic world Reminiscent of Robert O Brien s Z for Zachariah, DuPraus book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of the undiscovered country and readers wanting Starred Review, Publishers Weekly Thanks to full blooded characters every bit as compelling as the plot, Lina and Doons search parallels the universal adolescent quest for answers An electric debut Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews Well paced, this contains a satisfying mystery, a breathtaking escape over rooftops in darkness, a harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher The likeable protagonists are not only courageous but also believably flawed by human pride The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment Starred Review, Voice of Youth Advocates While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description 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 The Horn Book Magazine The device of a hidden letter, complete with missing words, is used with such disarming forthrightness that readers will be eagerly deciphering it right alongside Doon and Lina An ALA Notable Childrens Book A Kirkus Reviews Editors Choice A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection City Data Stats about all US cities real Welcome to City By collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government private sources, we re able create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States Magazine Besplatni 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  • Format Kindle
  • 0375822739
  • Jeanne DuPrau
  • Anglais
  • 12 August 2017