Jeanne DuPrau Books In Order

Book of Ember Books In Publication Order

  1. The City of Ember (2003)
  2. The People of Sparks (2004)
  3. The Prophet of Yonwood (2006)
  4. The Diamond of Darkhold (2008)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Golden God (1981)
  2. The Earth House (1992)
  3. Car Trouble (2005)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Adoption: The Facts, Feelings and Issues of a Double Heritage (1981)
  2. The Apple IIgs Book (1987)
  3. Cloning (1999)
  4. Cells (2001)
  5. The American Colonies (2001)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011)
  2. Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire (2012)

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Jeanne DuPrau Books Overview

The City of Ember

NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! This tie in edition of The City of Ember features a movie art cover and an 8 page photo insert. Jeanne DuPrau’s instant classic tells the story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it s up to two teens, Lina and Doon, to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember.

The People of Sparks

The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town’s resources are limited and it isn t long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it s up to Lina and Doon to discover who s behind the vandalism and why, before it s too late. From the Hardcover edition.

The Prophet of Yonwood

It’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.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Diamond of Darkhold

It’s been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world. In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Car Trouble

Duff Pringle has bought his first car. Used. He’s got six days to drive 3,000 miles cross country to California and start a new hi tech job that will make him wealthy. Sort of. Nothing can stop him. Or can it? Uh oh…
Car Trouble. Duff’s Ford Escort barely makes it a hundred miles from home before breaking down. What’s he supposed to do? He’s promised his new boss he’ll be there by Monday. But he’s also promised himself that he’ll make this journey by car, so he can really see the country. Using his laptop and some quick thinking, he pieces together a way to continue his trip. What he doesn’t plan on are the people he meets along the road. There’s Stu, a hitchhiker with a secret; Bonnie, an aspiring singer with a con artist for a mother; two thugs looking for a trunkful of cash; and Moony, the terrier prone to carsickness. From Jeanne DuPrau, the New York Times best selling author of The City of Ember, comes an exciting road trip with more than a few pit stops.


Cloning, common in the plant world, was dramatically demonstrated in mammals for the first time with the Cloning of Dolly the sheep. This new technology offers promising breakthroughs in medicine and agriculture, but it also raises complex ethical questions. 20020201


The basic unit of all living things, the cell is a world in itself. This book explores the workings of plant and animal Cells what they look like, how they’re nourished, and how they reproduce. It also describes the role of disease Cells in the human body, and how new knowledge about Cells provides hope for the treatment of illnesses such as cancer and muscular dystrophy. 20020601

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur

A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugeesWith contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish the abstract things we all wish for home, family, safety and love. From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp’s house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

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