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The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
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The Prophet of Yonwood (2006)

by Jeanne DuPrau

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Series: Books of Ember (3)

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I finally read it and because of bad reviews I did not expect to like it. I liked it better than the People of Sparks (book 2 in the series). It was amazing to see how one person's warped sense of what is "right" and "good" can effect an entire town until nothing is really right or good. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
I finally read it and because of bad reviews I did not expect to like it. I liked it better than the People of Sparks (book 2 in the series). It was amazing to see how one person's warped sense of what is "right" and "good" can effect an entire town until nothing is really right or good. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
At the beginning I found the authors tone to be a bit annoying since it seemed like she was against any organized religion, but by the end of the book it became clear that that was not the case.

The message that the book gives that you do not know how our when your hopes for life will be fulfilled is important. ( )
  RKoletteL | Aug 22, 2013 |
In the midst of a possible world war, Nickie finds herself going about her life as normally as possible. She travels to the town of Yonwood, North Carolina with her aunt, to settle the estate of her great-grandfather. While there, she learns of a prophet whose mysterious vision and words, have had an influence on the lives of the citizens of Yonwood. Nickie, armed with three goals to achieve during her time in Yonwood, become intrigued by the interpretations of the prophet's visions. ( )
  laurensx | Jul 17, 2013 |
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  CyndiGoodgame | Jul 10, 2013 |
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The universe is not only stranger than we imagine,it is stranger than we imagine. ____J.B.S. Haldane
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On a warm July afternoon in the town of Yonwood, North Carolina, a woman named Althea Tower went out to her backyard to fill the bird feeder.
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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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While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors.

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