The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel

The City of Ember The Graphic Novel In the spring kids parents teachers librarians whole communities discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau s story about a doomed city and the two children who found a way out Nearly

In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians whole communities discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau s story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold Now experience Jeanne DuPrau s vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faitIn the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians whole communities discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau s story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold Now experience Jeanne DuPrau s vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.

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The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel

  1. Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences She has this quote taped to her wall A writer is someone for whom writing is harder than it is for other people Thomas Mann.This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard So many words to choose from So many different things that could happen in a story at any moment Writing is one tough decision after another But it s also the most satisfying thing she knows how to do So she keeps doing it So far, she has written four novels, six books of non fiction, and quite a few essays and stories Jeanne DuPrau doesn t write every minute of every day She also putters around in her garden She lives in California, where it s easy to grow everything from apples to zinnias.Jeanne DuPrau doesn t have children, but she has two nephews, a niece, and a dog The dog lives with her His name is Ethan Jeanne and Ethan get along well, though their interests are different Ethan is not very fond of reading, for example, and Jeanne doesn t much like chasing squirrels But they agree on walks, naps, and trips in the car to surprise destinations Ethan also likes to help in the garden.

148 Reply to “The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel”

  1. HOW DID I MISS THIS BOOK A graphic novel interpretation of a book I had never really heard of and let me tell you, I am NOT sorry I noticed it on the bookshelf, and thought huh this is interesting ting enough to pick UP and check OUT of the library.Really, they re lucky I m letting go of their copy and getting my own, because this book is THAT GOOD.Have you ever watched those movies, as a kid probably, where a child finds out there is a secret world, a secret city, or a secret people just OVER T [...]

  2. 2.5 actually, I have read the actual novel and I personally thought it was much better than the graphic novel Also I have read the second book and it was great, n does anyone know if there is a graphic novel for that too Anyways, especially considering the fact that it s a comic book, I was upset to see that all the action was not expressed very well You couldn t get into the book, and it kind of just skimmed through the story It didn t have all the details Maybe I had too high expectations, but [...]

  3. Book source LibraryThe Builders created the city of Ember long ago The only light is what is produced by the water running underneath the city, but the electricity is beginning to fail no matter how many times repairs are made In addition, the city is running out of food stores and the government is corrupt Two children, Lina and Doon, discover a way out of the city, but will the citizens believe them Unfortunately, they have to flee before they ve told anyone about the potential way out Have th [...]

  4. I ll always like the story of The City of Ember, but I m pretty sure I ll always like it best in it s original book form.I wasn t crazy about this, as a graphic novel The artwork didn t match up with me mental image of the story 100%, and I feel like the entire story just works much better at least for me in a book The graphic novel didn t really capture a lot of the suspense of the original story It also did leave out a couple points, which is completely understandable as you can t really fit i [...]

  5. I m generally not a graphic novel person All the busyness makes me a little crazy But I liked the novel City of Ember so much that I wanted to see how Lina s world would look in a graphic novel And it s pretty good Much like I imagined although Lina herself is not the way I pictured her.Some kids who would not read the novel will read this That s a plus And this is well done But there is so much to the story that has been left out All the tension that is so beautifully placed into the storyline [...]

  6. SQUEAL Got to see a preview of this one.The good the graphic novel style It s totally growing on me The artwork in this one is COOL Managed to totally convey the sense of place without giving everything away.The not quite as good for the sake of space I would guess some parts of the story were abbreviated Now, if you hadn t read the original you may not even notice it But if you HAVE read it I kind of felt like it left the pacing and FEEL of the story a little wanting Examples include how fast t [...]

  7. Looked over the book piles and noticed this, initially thought hey, this seems interesting but it wasn t JUST interesting, it deserves to be known I have absolutely no idea why this isn t famous This dystopian idea is classic and ageless While I have no idea how the actualy book turned out, the graphic retelling is great and well paced.This is about the city of Ember, with it s lights in the city but beyond that city, everything else is Darkness This is about a boy with revolutionary ideas, Doon [...]

  8. City of Ember, Graphic Novel Review This is a great story made even better by the gorgeous artwork I read the book a couple years ago but was never interested in the sequels Now I find myself wondering what happens next Maybe I will find the next book in graphic novel format too I read this as part of Booklikes opoly as a book beginning with C Now that I m finally finished, I guess I can roll again since it is still the 19th.

  9. Honestly, I was not as impressed as I thought I would be I haven t seen the movie, but I had heard great things about this However, the story fell flat and the plot was thin and undeveloped I m sure that there s to it, but this one Not a favourite.

  10. This book was pretty good I think that it rushed through some parts of the book though It really gives you a view of what you imagined in your head.

  11. Ember The Novel Was A Shining Adventure, The Graphic Novel A Little DimA Review By Amelia Interested in book reviews Check out my blog Bookworms Unite bookwormsunitebookreviews At some point in the last two decades or so, humanity has stopped seeing the future as a shining utopia but instead as a decaying and frightening dystopia that must be survived, endured instead of enjoyed Ember falls into the latter category and it s an amazing take on the concept.The City of Ember is doomed It was creat [...]

  12. 1 This graphic novel is easy to follow in that it moves from left to right across the paper There is also minimal words, which allows the pictures to tell most of the story The color is dull and the panels are neatly organized, so the layout is fairly easy to follow It would still be important to teach a student how to effectively read a graphic novel 2 This is a very powerful graphic novel and I may be hesitant as a teacher to use this, but I do think it would lead to great discussions in a sma [...]

  13. The name of my book is THE CITY OF EMBER The book was by Jeanne DuPRAU The genre of my book is Graphic novel I think that this book is a graphic novel because it is not real The setting is in a big hole The main character in my book is Doon and Lina.Doon and lina are trying to get out of the big hole This book was exciting because it s cool This book is cool because in the last 10 pages of the book they try to get out of the big hole I like this book because they are truthful and down to earth W [...]

  14. Nice art, and a fine graphic novel for older primary school children who devour graphic novels, but it condenses the story to the barest plot lines and doesn t give kids time to experience the things that made the original book so appealing to kids things like feeling what life underground in Ember was like and knowing the characters well enough to root for them.

  15. This graphic version of Ember does an excellent job capturing the character s raw emotions and visual appearance, moving easily from panel to panel, and providing effective use of light and shadow to give it that dim, dark underworld feel I look forward to the graphic version of the next book in the series, The People of Sparks.

  16. Rating 4The art was AMAZING and the story was just the added bonus The ending left you with a bit of a cliffhanger and now I want to get my hands on the next book to find out what happens to the City of Ember.

  17. This graphic novel I enjoyed I s pretty colorful and the drawings look great The only thing is that I think they made Lina and Doon too young Well, like how they look Nice book

  18. I bought this for my son at his school s bookfair Previously I had listened to The City of Ember on audiobook and thought it was okay but not great I feel the same way about this graphic novel, everything about it okay but not great.My biggest issue with this graphic novel is that I feel like it strips away a lot of the mystery and dank ambiance of the novel The dialogue is stripped down as well and made very simple I felt like a lot of the important underlying dystopian issues the novel address [...]

  19. The City of Ember graphic novel follows the original story by Jeanne DuPrau.The illustrations in this book were amazing and the character designs were very good too The way the illustrator drew Ember was detailed and very much like how I imagined Ember to be It had been a while since I last read the original book The City of Ember, but the graphic novel took me back.Although I give praise to the art in this book, the story itself seemed to go by too fast There were scenes that were cut off and c [...]

  20. This was okay I m sure the original work is much better I haven t read the original and I saw this graphic novel today at the library and decided to give it a quick read, since I ve never read the novel There were several plot holes in here and there were moments where there has to be description provided in the book Plus, some of the clues and answers to the puzzle seemed a little obvious Overall, it was an interesting concept and it seems to have originated with a potential question of, What [...]

  21. I had no idea there was a graphic novel of City of Ember I love this story and I was excited to see it in graphic novel format Sometimes the novel is intimidating for students due to the length, but I can imagine this will help those kids who would really enjoy the story, but may not pick up the novel I m excited to share it with students I still think I personally prefer the novel, but this is a great addition to a classroom or school library.

  22. I read this with my two boys It was a very good graphic novel It has me wanting to pick up the actual book which I didn t know existed prior to starting the graphic novel The art work does a great job of developing the atmosphere The story was intriguing, I plan on looking into getting the sequel.

  23. I love the illustrations but I didn t really like how fast this was normally I like fast books but I like slower graphic novels because the pictures are harder to read I was really caught off guard when she figured it out so fast all in all, I would really recommend reading the book first and then reading the graphic novel.

  24. This book wasn t really a book that I enjoyed It was kind of boring and it went a little too deep in parts that weren t really important, but other then that I liked the book especially because the illustrator did a great job of showing the kids, and adults emotions to what they were saying It was a lot like the real book.

  25. Never have read the book but familiar with the series a graphic novel I found to be enjoyable The art style is very earthen in colour palette and style fitting for dystopia underground although if I ever read the actual book, I predict the graphic novel ver would feel like a summary Still fun a read.

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