The Prophet of Yonwood: Book summary and reviews of The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne Duprau

The Prophet of Yonwood

The Third Book of Ember

By Jeanne Duprau

The Prophet of Yonwood
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  • Published in USA  May 2006,
    304 pages.
    Age range: Children


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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?

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"Despite the disappointing last chapter, this exploration and Nickie's story make the novel an enjoyable read." - VOYA

"This novel has a great deal of immediacy in light of current world events. It sharply brings home the idea of people blindly following a belief without questioning it. However, it's really more of a stand-alone title." - School Library Jounral

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Princess
Prophet of Yonwood
The three books of Ember and the Prophet of Yonwood is the best series in the world you might not understand it at the beginning but in the middle its like heaven but in a book this series is awesome if you like to read this is the series for you :)

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Ella Lorns
Incredible
I really loved this book, but I don't understand why it was written after the first two books. It's like going back in time. You should read it though. It's quite pleasing to read.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Katherine
amazing
You should really read this book as well as Jeane Dupreau's other Books of Ember they are literally a work of art

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Madison Dibas
you need 2 read this book
This book is the best book i had ever read in my whole life. And I am not joking about it.

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Jeanne Duprau Author Biography

Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences.

So far, she has written four novels, six books of non-fiction, and quite a few essays and stories.

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.

DuPrau doesn't have children, but she has two nephews and a niece.

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