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The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

The City of Ember was a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee from 2005-2006. It is the first of four children’s fantasy books called The Books of Ember from the author Jeanne DuPrau. The story follows two twelve year olds, Lina and Doon, as they challenge the only way of life that they have ever known, and discover a way to leave their crumbling city. Wendy Dillon read this audio book and was able to bring the story to life. The audio book had a few subtle sound effects in the background to give the listener a better idea of the building of the city by pinging of hammers and the swooshing, flowing sounds of the river.  This story is great for children and young adults who like to follow characters while they put pieces of a puzzle together to solve a problem.

Marlene K.

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