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Patrick Carman

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in Salem, Oregon, The United States



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July 2011

About this author

I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After college, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers.

I've been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work: The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Here's a fun note...the books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages. Currently I'm developing a few new-media projects. Check out DARK EDEN to experience this type of cross-pl...more

New York, NY (September 9, 2014)—Random House Children’s Books will launch a multi-platform six-part book series and gaming experience beginning in 2015, written by six bestselling authors, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books and Susan Bonds, CEO and Co-Founder, of 42 Entertainment and theirnew venture, Animal Repair Shop. Mallory L...

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Average rating: 3.92 · 91,049 ratings · 5,840 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
The Black Circle (The 39 Cl...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 29,926 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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The Dark Hills Divide (The ...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 15,236 ratings — published 2003 — 30 editions
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Beyond the Valley of Thorns...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,473 ratings — published 2005 — 26 editions
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The Tenth City (The Land of...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,692 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Cr...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,300 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Stargazer (The Land of Elyo...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 3,125 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Into the Mist (The Land of ...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,978 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The House of Power (Atherto...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,591 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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Ghost in the Machine (Skele...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,148 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Thirteen Days to Midnight
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,570 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Dark Hills Divide Beyond the Valley of Thorns The Tenth City Stargazer
The Land of Elyon (4 books)
3.8604007713591013 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 35,781 ratings

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4.136242928068352 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 8,661 ratings

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A great inspiration for my Floors series. Definitely my favorite book as a kid.
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“It occurred to me then that it was in times of struggle that I found the best parts of myself - courage, loyalty, an unexpected peace - and I always discovered what I needed to break through and go on.”
Patrick Carman, Stargazer

“If bringing down the wall would require you to fly, you must believe you can fly. Otherwise, when the decisive moment comes, you will surely discover you ahve no wings.”
Patrick Carman, The Dark Hills Divide

“The size of your body is just right. The only question is whether you're big enough inside.”
Patrick Carman, The Dark Hills Divide



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