Skeleton Creek #3: The Crossbones by Patrick CarmanSkeleton Creek #3: The Crossbones by Patrick Carman

Skeleton Creek #3: The Crossbones

byPatrick Carman

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

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Part text, part video, all chills and thrills - Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek returns!

Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek . . . and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video. Now, the spookiness is spreading, and the mystery is going to take them far beyond Skeleton Creek - into places both unexpectedly sinister and spine-chillingly haunted.

Patrick Carman broke new ground for publishing with the first two Skeleton Creek stories, creating the most successful hybrid of text and web video yet. Now he ups the ante even further, taking the suspense to new places, and taking his legions of readers with him.

Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of the Land of Elyon series, as well as the Elliot's Park series, the Skeleton Creek series, and the Atherton series. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family.
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Title:Skeleton Creek #3: The CrossbonesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.57 × 5.69 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545249945

ISBN - 13:9780545249942

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Um... What?! Seriously thanking every lucky star in the sky that I decided to order in this series as a whole from my local library. Because having to wait for the next book after an ending like that... no. Just, no. We're one step closer to discovering just who this murderous Raven fellow is, and I'm equal parts thrilled and terrified. I was kind of hesitant going into books three and four, because I loved how nicely Carman wrapped up book two. But then I started book three. And that warm, fuzzy, everything's-going-to-be-okay kind of feeling? Pfft. Kiss that goodbye. And maybe try sleeping with the lights on tonight... just in case.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Amazing Series! This third book in the Skeleton Creek series was a surprise. I thought there were going to be just 2 books, and greatly enjoyed Skeleton Creek and Ghost in the Machine, and after some books this summer where book three did not live up to expectations I approached this with a little trepidation. With Patrick Carman I should have known better. This book was awesome. It lived up to the quality, skill in storytelling and creativity of the first two, maybe even surpassed them. Like the other two Skeleton Creek books, this one is told in two parts. The book is Ryan's journal, hand-written, and Sarah's videos. Every few chapters you get a code and go to a website and watch a video. Unlike the first two books, Sarah and Ryan are working on a problem together but doing it in different locations. Ryan is stuck in Skeleton Creek and Sarah's family has moved to the east coast. She is driving across the country for film school at UCLA, but unknown to her parents, visiting haunted sites along the way to collect clues she and Ryan have solved that they found in the hunted dredge. But both of their lives are getting more and more complicated. Ryan has to solve the clues fast enough so she will not have to backtrack and lose too much travel time. Ryan feels like he is being watched and Sarah's videos seem to be capturing th?Only time will tell. But as they uncover clue after clue they realize the stakes are higher than they ever expected. The Crossbones has a long history of destroying people who got in their way and now Ryan and Sarah find themselves in their crosshairs. I read the book twice, first just reading the book, the second time through watching the video's where indicated. I did this to see if the book can stand on it's own, and it does, even just reading Ryan's journal it is a great story, but when you watch the video's it becomes truly magnificent. Patrick Carman is a master storyteller, he is creative, and has a wide breadth of different stories, and genre's and even for various age groups. Every book of his I have read I have thoroughly enjoyed and always anticipate his new books. This one left me eagerly anticipating book 4 which is not due out for a year. This is another great book by a great author!
Date published: 2010-09-08

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Skeleton Creek:"This is something kids will want . . . Carman's accessible, journal-type text, full of mystery and foreshadowing, pulls from the outset [and] the nicely choreographed videos definitely build atmosphere." -Booklist"There are so many good things to say about this book. The part print, part video format will entice reluctant readers . . . It will make possible the telling of more interesting and complex tales." &mdashThe-Trades.com"All the way to the last chilling pages, readers will be enthralled and totally surprised . . . Hang on to your flashlights and be ready for some really great twists!" &mdashTeenReads.com