The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
The Third Book of Ember (Books of Ember)

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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.

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JEANNE DUPRAU is the New York Times bestselling author of the Books of Ember series.
Published May 9, 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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With the U.S. teetering on the brink of war and her father off on a secret government job, 11-year-old Nickie's trip with her aunt to the small town where her great-grandfather lived and died is a welcome break from reality.

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