Books of Ember: The Prophet of Yonwood Bk. 3 by Jeanne DuPrau (2006, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisIt's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . . As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman's mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town--her great-grandfather's peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes--all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? In this prequel to the acclaimed The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places.
- AuthorJeanne DuPrau
- Number Of Pages304 pages
- SeriesBooks of Ember
- Publication Date2006-05-09
- PublisherRandom House Children's Books
- Series Volume NumberBk. 3
- Copyright Date2006
- Weight16.2 Oz
- Height1 In.
- Width5.8 In.
- Length8.6 In.
- GroupJuvenile Audience
- Grade From4
- Grade To7
- Age Range9 - 12
- LC Classification NumberPZ7.D927Pro 2006
- Dewey Decimal[Fic]
- Dewey Edition22
Most relevant reviews
- bobjen111871Jun 24, 2015by
Excellant quality and received quickly A+++++
The series of City of Ember is awesome. Can't wait to begin reading this book but must finish book 2 first.
- kswaim10Nov 08, 2008by
The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne Duprau (2006)
Wonderful read, if not a little daunting. The similarities between the world portrayed within the Prophet and ours today are astounding, and rightly so I would say. I really liked Nickie and Grover. The echo of Doon and Lina's relationship was obvious, but it was definitely a different dynamic and I enjoyed it.
The religious undertones were interesting, as I had not noticed them in DuPrau's earlier stories. There were times when I became frustrated with Nickie's naiveté, but overall I found her desire to do good charming. I enjoyed this glimpse into life before Ember. However, I do wish we had been able to see more of Nickie in her older age, heard more of her story when she was entering and living in Ember.
- thespencerfamil...Jul 10, 2009by
A Must Read
This book is a great part of the Ember series. I actually read this one first because I knew it was a preguel. Jeanne Duprau is very cool and actually answers her email. She suggests to read them in order of publication. I suggest BUYING all four books in the Ember series as they are extremely well written and very entertaining. Great for all ages!
- 748987071@delet...Nov 03, 2009by
I bought this book hoping that it would continue the story of The City of Ember, and The People of Sparks....however it does not. It actually takes place before the the people even move into the City of Ember. The story was good in and of itself...and if you keep reading to the end, you will learn how this story relates to the other two books.
- moorman78Aug 02, 2008by
A Very Entertaining Read
This is the third book in the series though it is a prequel to The City of Ember. It is very easy to read--a quick read--and still quite enjoyable. A solid buy.