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Cirque du Freak

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ISBN-10: 0316905712

ISBN-13: 9780316905718

Edition: 1993

Authors: Darren Shan, Duck, Andrew Stanway

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List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Darren Shan was born in 1972 in London. At the age of 6 he moved with his parents and younger brother, to Limerick, Ireland, where he has lived ever since. Darren saw first literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition with a dark comedy titled A Day in the Morgue. He was 17 when he finished his first novel. Although it was never published, he found himself focusing more on novels than on short stories. In January 2000, Darren's first children's book, Cirque du Freak was published. The first book in a series titled The Saga of Darren Shan, or Cirque du Freak, as it's known in America, received rave reviews. His books have been children's bestsellers…    

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