The People Of Sparks: The Second Book Of Ember

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The People Of Sparks: The Second Book Of Ember

by Jeanne Duprau

Random House Children's Books | April 12, 2005 | Trade Paperback

The People Of Sparks: The Second Book Of Ember is rated 4.0952 out of 5 by 21.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.62 × 5.18 × 0.86 in

Published: April 12, 2005

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375828257

ISBN - 13: 9780375828256

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from People of sparks is excellent The prequel of People of Sparks, City of Ember, may be a great but I think this is one is better. People of sparks has lots of lessons, more than Ember, especially good ones for kids age 9-13. One of the examples that happened in the book was Doon, one of the boys in the book, save a little cruel kid that was in danger. Another one is when Mandy, another character, said that to be able to stop a fight you must do something good in the beginning but the thing is it’s hard. Lastly a character named Tick was very responsible, he was a kid and he was in charge of the Emberites. The book has much more lessons in it, it’s worth the buy. The book is very descriptive in many ways. For example Torren, he is a very bad kid but the author did not write “Torren is a bad kid” instead in the beginning she wrote something more like Torrent threw an object down breaking something. During the war of the Emberites and the sparks the description was amazing, I imagined everything with what the book said. Not only is the book descriptive it’s also realistic, since Lina came from a place with bad education, on sparks she asked people what things were, not only was she like “Oh yeah, I heard of that before”. Though the book was so great there were some disappointments. It was when Lina went with the roamers looking for a new city. I don’t know why but I probably just already knew what going to happen. Maybe the chapter was very easy to assume so I got bored, but maybe the book would be much greater for you to read. The book has much more exiting parts than boring parts.
Date published: 2011-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing special. The seccond book of Ember was pretty good. Pretty straight forward. It is interesting to read about how the author thinks the wold is after all the wars and civilization is extinct. I enjoyed this book. I will buy the third one.
Date published: 2011-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing special. The seccond book of Ember was pretty good. Pretty straight forward. It is interesting to read about how the author thinks the wold is after all the wars and civilization is extinct. I enjoyed this book. I will buy the third one.
Date published: 2010-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the first one, great plot, leaves room for more Compared with the City of Ember, I actually preferred this book a lot more. It was very interesting, and engaging. The plot was very well written and I found myself wanting to get back to the book. The plot divides the story into two perspectives; Doon's point of view and also Lina's point of view (most of the time). You do have some chapters where it features other secondary characters, but the story really focuses on the two main ones. I like both Lina and Doon. They're still the same as in the first book; strong, individualstic and willing to stand out to do what's right in their opinion despite what the majority might say. I was afraid for a moment that Doon might have changed for the worst, especially when he was following Tick around (a suitable name for a character, as Tick is quite annoying just like the insect). However, I was wrong, and was glad Doon did not waver and did not change - in fact he did change, but for the better. Both Tick and Torren should be best friends in my opinion. They were horrible, obnoxious, annoying, and brought the worst out from both the people of Ember and Sparks. I had the feeling I wouldn't like Torren from the start (and I was right) and although I had my suspicions about Tick, they were finally correct in the end and I felt like slugging them both with a baseball bat. I'm not sure what to say about Caspar. He's rather odd and I'm curious as to what he's really looking for, and what do numbers have to do with it. There were still a lot of questions left to be answered I think, and there's a few loose ends still not tied. However I heard the third book in the series is like a prequel. Which I find rather odd but perhaps it'll provide the answers or information that might help to understand the series more. Overall, a much better improvement and a much more exciting book than the first one. This is a great sequel and it does provide a moral at the end of the story. The ending was great and although there was no cliffhanger, nevertheless it was certainly a very nice way to close the book.
Date published: 2010-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Dissapointing! I pretty much diliked this book. I just couldn't get interested and I couldn't find any meaning to the story.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from didn't hold up to the first this book was ok but in comparsion to teh first wasn't all that great. i foudn it lacking teh first books excitement and climax. I think this book is waht is keeping em form purchasing teh other two that ahev coem out recently
Date published: 2009-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Bit Disappointing This book was a bit disappointing for me. The first book, The City Of Ember was soooo much better than this one. No ofense or anything, but I think the author used up most of her ideas on her first book. In this book, Doon and Lina, with all the people of ember, take refuge in a small village called Sparks. But during their stay there, many people starts to hate these Emberites. They think they take up too much space, eat too much food, think that they are dumb and stupid for not knoing the basics of things. Soon things starts to get ugly and war is drawing nearer between the Emberites and the people of Sparks. It's up to Doon and Line to save the day again!
Date published: 2008-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not too bad at all The People of Sparks is the sequel to The City of Ember. When the Emberites come out from their underground city, they meet ans find new things all around them. They have discovered a new world. When th people of Sparks are foed to keep the homeless Emberites in their town for six months, problems pop out of nowhere like daisies. Accusation of vandalism is quickluy blamed on Doon Harrow, one of the Emberites and also one of the brave heroes who saved th City of Ember from perishing. Both Cities could take no more abuse from each other so they decided to start a war. IN the end, peace was restored into the hearts and souls of evryone and they learned to cooperate as a team. Teh lesson to be learned here is that of knowing both sides of the story and not jumping to any conclusion based one persons witness.
Date published: 2008-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surviving....... Ever since the Emberities came up aboveground and saw their first light, they've been amazed by even the smallest of things. Soon they wander into a small village called Sparks. As they entered the village, the people of Sparks agreed to take them in and give them food and shelter. But after awhile, things got complicated because of the limited food supply. Because of that, problems started like when the Emberities got accused for wasting food. But in the end, after a huge fire was started, everyone worked hard to burn it out. Both sides was grateful to each other and they once agreed to help each other in the future. The person who was actually behind all this was a boy from Ember who wanted war to happen. So he made a scheme with the help of a few of his friends. It's actually a pretty good book after you read it.
Date published: 2008-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meaningful and Amazing Jeanne Dupreau is a genius! Such great views of what could happen far in the future. Also, this book showed me a lot about racism, and how war starts, even if the people are of the same race, but even from different places. I loved the ending to the book, and I am so glad that there will be a third book!!! Overall an AWESOME read!
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent this novel was quite clever and a sequel i actually enjoyed it was fabulous i would read it over and over and over again x10 lol it was great...thats all i can say...
Date published: 2005-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little disappointing I had hoped for a better sequel, but on the whole this is not a bad book.
Date published: 2005-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME I WANT A THIRD!!!!! I WANT MORE
Date published: 2005-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing it's amazing
Date published: 2005-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsom, Incredible Wow, that was an awsome book not boring at all. Some people may think different but this is my opinion that The city of Ember,People of Sparks, should have another sequal. This person ends books with a lot of suspense, questioning and readers can actually try to guess what is going to happen next. All i have to say is WOW!
Date published: 2005-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The People of Sparks The City of Ember was an excellent book, it doesnt go too fast nore too slow. After finishing it I had to go buy The People of Sparks! Unfortunately they only had it in hardcover so I had to wait a while, but I am now halfway through the book and its great! This is a great fiction book! I definately got into reading this book compared to others!
Date published: 2005-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Poeple of Sparks I read the City of Ember a year ago and I was a little disapointed with the sequel. it was lacking enthusiasm at times and came across as negative and boring sometimes. It was very interesting at first, but this woman does not know how to end a book?
Date published: 2005-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My Gosh The People Of Sparks is one of the best books I have read and I have read more than most people in there lifetime! Lina is very insparational and Doon is just like me - always wanting to know what is happening in the world. I think everyone should read this book - everyone will enjoy it. Ooops.... got to go finish my book report...... guess what it's on?????
Date published: 2005-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A phenomenal read The City of Ember was an amazing tale, and after i read it, i just had to read the People of Sparks! It is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys adventure and a little bit of fantasy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who ever lays eyes on it! :)
Date published: 2005-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book WILL be amazing when it comes out After reading the first book - The city of Ember i couldn't put the book down even for a second. After it was finished i automatically new the next book the people of sparks will be even better
Date published: 2005-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reader for Excellent Books Only Excellent Book.
Date published: 2005-01-09

– More About This Product –

The People Of Sparks: The Second Book Of Ember

by Jeanne Duprau

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.62 × 5.18 × 0.86 in

Published: April 12, 2005

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375828257

ISBN - 13: 9780375828256

About the Book

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."

Read from the Book

Chapter 1 What Torren Saw Torren was out at the edge of the cabbage field that day, the day the people came. He was supposed to be fetching a couple of cabbages for Dr. Hester to use in the soup that night, but, as usual, he didn''t see why he shouldn''t have some fun while he was at it. So he climbed up the wind tower, which he wasn''t supposed to do because, they said, he might fall or get his head sliced off by the big blades going round and round. The wind tower was four-sided, made of boards nailed one above the next like the rungs of a ladder. Torren climbed the back side of it, the side that faced the hills and not the village, so that the little group of workers hoeing the cabbage rows wouldn''t see him. At the top, he turned around and sat on the flat place behind the blades, which turned slowly in the idle summer breeze. He had brought a pocketful of small stones up with him, planning on some target practice: he liked to try to hit the chickens that rummaged around between the rows of cabbages. He thought it might be fun to bounce a few pebbles off the hats of the workers, too. But before he had even taken the stones from his pocket, he caught sight of something that made him stop and stare. Out beyond the cabbage field was another field, where young tomato and corn and squash plants were growing, and beyond that the land sloped up into a grassy hillside dotted, at this time of year, with yellow mustard flowers. Torren saw something strange at the top of the hill. S
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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.


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From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

Jeanne DuPrau has been a teacher, an editor, and a technical writer. The People of Sparks is the sequel to The City of Ember and her second novel. She lives in Menlo Park, CA, where she keeps a big garden and a small dog.


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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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