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The City of Ember

The City of Ember


by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember Resources


Jeanne DuPrau's Website

Meet Jeanne, who's a pretty interesting lady. Did you know she's got a puppy named Jockey? Neither did we.

The Random House Page on The City of Ember

Complete with eerie sound effects.

The City of Ember Wiki

Fans and devotees can beef up this wiki, dedicated solely to The City of Ember and its sequels. It's pretty sparse, so get crackin' Shmoopers.

Tumblr for The City of Ember

Because why not? Every book needs a tumblr.

Quiet on Set

Get a good look at the cast of characters behind the scenes.

Movie or TV Productions

The City of Ember (2008)

Starring Bill Murray, in a very odd, and yet oddly appropriate casting.

Will There Be a Sequel to the Movie?

The actors hem and haw here.

Articles and Interviews

Interview with Jeanne DuPrau on The City of Ember and its Sequels

DuPrau talks about her writing process, her feelings on the movie, and her terrier, just 'cause.

Chat With Jeanne

How does she feel about promoting her own work? Why does she think of herself as an introvert? Read on to find out.

The Allegory of the Cave?

This reviewer addresses how we treat people who tell us unpleasant truths, as Lina and Doon do. Apparently it has something to do with Plato.


Trailer for The City of Ember

We dare you not to buy the DVD afterwards.

Book Trailer for The City of Ember

This trailer—for the book, not the movie—is intriguing and beautifully made.

Saoirse Ronan a.k.a Lina

It's pretty neat to hear about the book's plot as interpreted by this actress. She's got some great interpretations.


Audio Excerpt from The City of Ember

Courtesy of our fellow bookworms at NPR.


Movie Poster

Discover the Secret. Or something.

Mayor Bill

Check out his pudgy gut.

City Skyline

Does the movie imagine Ember the way you did?

Meet the Author

Or at least, you could, if she weren't hiding behind a huge book.

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