T.A. Barron

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T.A. Barron grew up in Colorado ranch country and traveled widely as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the winner of the de Grummond Medallion for “lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature” and many other awards. T. A. Barron is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books, many of which are international bestsellers. They include The Lost Years of Merlin (now being developed into a feature film), The Great Tree of Avalon (a New York Times bestselling series), The Ancient One (the tale of a brave girl and a magical tree), and The Hero’s Trail (nonfiction stories of courageous kids).

Though he’d dreamed as a young man of becoming a writer, he couldn’t find anyone to publish his first novel. He joined a successful
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Congratulations to the 2018 Barron Prize Winners


Since 2001, The Barron Prize has been awarded to more than 100 young people whose projects make a positive difference in the world. This national award is meant to highlight the idea that every single one of us — regardless of gender, race, age, or anything else — can find great qualities in ourselves. Can make a difference with our lives. And, yes. Can be a hero.



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The Lost Years (Merlin #1)

3.98 avg rating — 17,279 ratings — published 1996 — 46 editions
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The Seven Songs (Merlin #2)

4.11 avg rating — 9,326 ratings — published 1997 — 38 editions
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The Mirror of Fate (Merlin #4)

4.06 avg rating — 8,072 ratings — published 1999 — 29 editions
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The Raging Fires (Merlin #3)

4.08 avg rating — 8,418 ratings — published 1998 — 31 editions
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A Wizard's Wings (Merlin #5)

4.11 avg rating — 7,494 ratings — published 2000 — 26 editions
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The Great Tree of Avalon (M...

4.06 avg rating — 6,086 ratings — published 2004 — 23 editions
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Shadows on the Stars (Merli...

4.18 avg rating — 3,493 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The Eternal Flame (Merlin #11)

4.22 avg rating — 2,972 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Ancient One

4.07 avg rating — 1,785 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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The Merlin Effect

3.85 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 1994 — 13 editions
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“What makes this danger so terrible is that humans tip the balance of your world. No other species can make such a difference, for good or ill. If humans can live in harmony with other forms of life, the world rejoices. If not, the world suffers--and may not survive.”
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“Stories help me. To live. To work. To find the meaning hidden in every dream, ever leaf, every drop of dew.”
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“And now, my friends, a dragon's toast! Here's to life's little blessings: war, plagues, and all forms of evil. Their presence keeps us alert--- and their absence keeps us grateful.”
T.A. Barron, Merlin's Dragon

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