This guide gives parents all the tools they need to discuss Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember. This thought-provoking novel is full of adventure and life lessons. With your young reader you’ll want to discuss Lina and Doon’s observations and revelations, and this guide will help you do that even if you are unable to read the book yourself. Concise summaries are given for every 30 or so pages of the novel to provide you with all you need to keep up and follow along with your young reader. Comprehensive answer keys give you detailed answers to the questions asked of your child. Discussion prompts, comprehension questions, and vocabulary words help you and your child dig deeper into the elements of characterization, setting, theme, craft, and structure. 39 pages.