Carolyn Marsden


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Carolyn Marsden was born in Mexico City to missionary parents. She has been a writer all her life, but THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS is her first book. About THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS she says, "I wrote this story when my half-Thai daughter was being teased at school. As a parent and elementary school teacher, I watched her struggle to establish a cultural identity. I became fascinated with a conflict that is common to many children in our increasingly diverse United States." Carolyn Marsden has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College. After spending the last twenty-five years in Tucson, Arizona, Carolyn Marsden now lives by the ocean with her husband and two daughters.

Average rating: 3.55 · 1,293 ratings · 311 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Gold-Threaded Dress

3.74 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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Silk Umbrellas

3.84 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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When Heaven Fell

3.63 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Take Me With You

3.20 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2010
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The Buddha's Diamonds

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Moon Runner

3.53 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Jade Dragon

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The White Zone

3.57 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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My Own Revolution

3.47 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Quail Club

3.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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“From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy”
Carolyn Marsden, The Buddha's Diamonds

“Late into the night, I heard their wild music, music that didn’t care who was in bed wanting to sleep. I knew the Gypsies were dancing, so lost in happiness that they forgot they lived in a gloomy Communist state.”
Carolyn Marsden, My Own Revolution

“I have to find her. I check out hiding places in the lanes, behind bushes. A place where a boy could pull in a girl for a quick kiss. But there’s nobody.”
Carolyn Marsden, My Own Revolution

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