Jeanne Duprau and The City of Ember
Books • The City of Ember • The People of Sparks • The Prophet of Yonwood • The Diamond of Darkhold • Car Trouble • Cloning • And more!
Facts • Born in June, 1944 • Lives in Menlo, California • Currently owns a Norfolk Terrier named Jockey • Outside of writing she has been an ice skater, bird watcher, mediator, house builder, gardener, piano player, and a gourmet vegetarian cook.
Facts • Attended Scripps College, got a BA in English literature- 1966 and University of California Berkeley. • She began writing when she was six. She loved to write about mysterious things. • Jeanne likes gardening and music • Her Father (James) was a steel and company executive and her mother Dolly was a painter and homemaker.
Awards • American Library Association Notable Book • Kirkus 2003 Editor's Choice • Publisher's Weekly Flying Start • Borders Original Voices • Several weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List (Children's Paperback Fiction) • New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Awards • Child Magazine, Best Children's Books of 2003 • Winner for children's literature, California Book Awards, Commonwealth Club of California • Chapman Award for Shared Reading
Awards • State readers' choice award winner in: Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Kansas, Indiana, Nevada, Missouri, and New Mexico.
Utopia • An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. • What would your Utopia look like?
Distopia • An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically an environmentally degraded one. • What would your Distopia look like?