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Atherton #3: The Dark Planet

By Patrick Carman (Trade Paperback, 2010)
In the dazzling conclusion to the epic story of Atherton, Patrick Carman takes readers on the most rewarding journey of all, to the perilous realm of The Dark Planet: Earth.

When Edgar discovers a way to leave the mysterious satellite world of Atherton, he couldn't have imagined the gloom that awaited him on the dark planet, where the oceans are toxic, the forests are full of mutant monsters, and children toil in darkness, controlled by ruthless maniacs. Max Harding, an orphan of the Silo, the maker of Atherton, and the last hope of a dying world, left this place behind, and now Edgar is determined to complete the mad scientist's spectacular plan, revealing Atherton's true purpose.

Edgar's quest to discover Earth's dark secret leads to an out of this world adventure in the final book of the Atherton trilogy.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $9.00 US/$10.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316166751

    • On Sale Date: 06/09/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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In the dazzling conclusion to the epic story of Atherton, Patrick Carman takes readers on the most rewarding journey of all, to the perilous realm of The Dark Planet: Earth.

When Edgar discovers a way to leave the mysterious satellite world of Atherton, he couldn't have imagined the gloom that awaited him on the dark planet, where the oceans are toxic, the forests are full of mutant monsters, and children toil in darkness, controlled by ruthless maniacs. Max Harding, an orphan of the Silo, the maker of Atherton, and the last hope of a dying world, left this place behind, and now Edgar is determined to complete the mad scientist's spectacular plan, revealing Atherton's true purpose.

Edgar's quest to discover Earth's dark secret leads to an out of this world adventure in the final book of the Atherton trilogy.

Patrick Carman's previous books in the Land of Elyon series (The Dark Hills Divide, Beyond the Valley of Thorns, and The Tenth City) have all been New York Times bestsellers. He is also the Creative Director of pcstudio, a packager and pioneer of the multimedia "vBook" (video+book), a format launched in 2009 with Skeleton Creek. He recently authored the fifth title in Rick Riordan's 39 Clues series, The Black Circle.
  • Praise for ATHERTON: Rivers of Fire

    *A summer 2008 Booksense Children's Pick

    "A smart, gripping fantasy that offers a clever parallel to our very real world of unequal wealth and opportunity." (Booksense).

  • "A fluid and compelling fantasy." (Publishers Weekly).

  • Praise for ATHERTON: The House of Power
    "Will keep many a reader up nights for 'just one more chapter.'" (VOYA).

  • "A humdinger of a cliff-hanger will leave even reluctant readers demanding more, and soon."
    (Kirkus).

  • "Meaty points about privilege and ecological responsibility will provoke thought." (Booklist).

  • "Atherton has themes of class struggles and caring for the earth and includes plenty of interactive features for readers to check out online." (Tri City Herald).

  • "A fluid and compelling fantasy." (Publishers Weekly).

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Atherton #3: The Dark Planet
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.00 US/$10.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316166751
  • On Sale Date: 06/09/2010
Atherton #3: The Dark Planet