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Beyond the Valley of Thorns is a children's fantasy novel, written by Patrick Carman, and published in 2004. It is the second book in The Land of Elyon series, preceded by The Dark Hills Divide, and followed by The Tenth City.

Alexa Daley thought her troubles were over when she defeated the man who had threatened to bring down Bridewell from within. But now that the walls around her home have fallen, a new, unexpected threat has risen from outside. Suddenly, Alexa is involved in a battle much, much larger than her own life... a battle in which she is destined to play a key role. Sinister forces are gathering in strange and vile forms, all with the goal of bringing darkness to the land. In order to help good defeat evil, Alexa and her friends must venture farther than they have ever gone before—confronting giants, bats, ravenous dogs, and a particularly ghoulish mastermind in order to restores peace.

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  • Reading Age: 8+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 7+

Clean, apart from from some minor threat.

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