The Prophet of Yonwood

The Prophet of Yonwood

Ember Series, Book 3

eBook - 2006
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A prequel to the modern-day classic The City of Ember. This highly acclaimed adventure series has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! Nickie will grow up to be one of the first citizens of the city of Ember. But for now, she's an eleven-year-old girl whose father was sent away on some mysterious government project. So when the opportunity to move presents itself, Nickie seizes it. But her new town of Yonwood, North Carolina, isn't what she'd anticipated. It's a place full of suspicion and mistrust, where one person's visions of fire and destruction have turned the town's citizens against each other. Nickie explores the oddities around her—her great-grandfather's peculiar journals, 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. Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? Praise for the City of Ember books: Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children's Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice A Child Magazine Best Children's Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children's Book Award Winner "A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau's book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more." —USA Today "An electric debut." —Publishers Weekly, Starred "While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description." —VOYA, Starred "A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9780375840708
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Aug 09, 2017

To be very honest, this book was my least favourite of the four. It just didn't appeal to me in a way the original and second did. The story jumps back to the past where the start of Ember and why the city was created. The protagonist is also dependent on a "single" parent/guardian and seeks out another for support. It seems like this author has a thing for writing about characters with only one direct family relation to look up to. Also, I found the beginning and ending a bit hard to grasp at. The plot just unraveled a bit at the seams, but for anyone who is organized in thought this would be a good book!
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 14, 2015

In the Prequel to the People of Ember series, 11-year-old Nickie goes with her aunt to Yonwood to help get a house ready to be sold during the time when there is a threat of nuclear war and Nickie discovers the difference between good and evil.

Apr 14, 2014

This book is great! Ties in with the series very well.

Mar 11, 2014

Really disappointing. I felt this book detracts from the original and engaging heart of the series. It's the epitome of anti-climatic. Really worth won't miss anything you can't glean from a quickie summary.

May 28, 2013

This is not a terrible book. While I do appreciate the thought of a prequel, the Prophet of Yonwood meanders a lot, so much so that when DuPrau finally connects the dots in the end, the anti-climactic finale feels very rushed instead of awe-inspiring. As well, DuPrau boldly incorporates many different subjects in the novel, including violence, impending/inevitable war, religion and faith, which is great to see in a young adult novel. However, the reason this Prophet of Yonwood doesn't quite work as well as People of Sparks is because the subjects and themes here aren't so much commented on and tied back in at the end, making them feel haphazardly thrown in. This book is still a decent read -- I particularly liked the parallel of the heightened tensions of the Cold War -- but it had the potential of being something greater than it was.

Apr 11, 2013

Terrible installment to the series. Changed my view on these books.

Dec 23, 2012

Not as good as the first.

turtlele333 Sep 12, 2012

Awesome prequel! I loved how Jeanne DuPrau made the plot!

Aug 21, 2012

The perfect plot twist to the series

Aug 02, 2012

love the book. i hope the next one is just as good :)

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