Carolyn Coman



Carolyn Coman (born 1951 in Evanston near Chicago) is a writer of children's books living in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Her books What Jamie Saw (1995) and Many Stones (2000) were nominated for several awards.

She worked as a bookbinder from 1975-84 and later as an editor with Heinemann before she became a full-time writer. Her books include the portrait documentary of the debut, and a picture book before 4 novels for young adults from 1993 to 2000. Her two latest books (2004 and 2007), for middle grade readers, combine humor, investigation and a sense of nostalgia.

Her four young adult novels are described as “she explores the darker sides of growing up: dealing with parent's abandonment through death in Tell Me Everything, abuse by a ste
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Average rating: 3.53 · 2,977 ratings · 421 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Jamie Saw

3.61 avg rating — 1,508 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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Many Stones

3.41 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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The Memory Bank

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3.55 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Big House

3.56 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Tell Me Everything

3.22 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Bee and Jacky

3.03 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Sneaking Suspicions

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Writing Stories: Ideas, Exe...

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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El Banco de Memoria

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Losing Things At Mr. Mudd's

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“Never underestimate the importance of the beginning. Of anything. The beginning has the seeds of everything else to come.”
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“All dreams can be a source of light...but some are especially radiant. They linger and continue to shine with all they have to reveal.”
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“We write to find out what we didn’t know we knew. We write to know deeper and truer. We write to connect the dots: a whole new constellation.”
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