The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuParau; adapted by Dallas Middaugh, art by Niklas Asker. NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012


Jeanne DuParua’s modern classic adapted as a graphic novel with dark sepia-toned illustrations for an underground, dystopian city feel. It’s a gripping adventure with two kids who just don’t seem to fit the mold and in the process of finding themselves, save their city. It received starred review from School Library Journal.


Grades 4+

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