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John Marsden (1) (1950–)

Autor(a) de Tomorrow, When the War Began

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About the Author

John Marsden was born in Victoria, Australia in 1950. He was working as a teacher when his first book, So Much to Tell You, was published in 1987. His other works include the Tomorrow series and Ellie chronicles. He bought an 850-acre property just outside Melbourne, Australia where he ran writers' mostrar mais courses and camps for eight years. In 2006, he opened a school there called Candlebark. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por John Marsden

Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993) 3,305 exemplares
The Dead of Night (1995) 1,528 exemplares
The Third Day, The Frost (1995) 1,425 exemplares
Darkness, Be My Friend (1996) 1,247 exemplares
Burning for Revenge (1997) 1,168 exemplares
The Night Is for Hunting (1999) 1,126 exemplares
The Other Side of Dawn (1999) 1,101 exemplares
While I Live (2003) 661 exemplares
So Much to Tell You (1987) 558 exemplares
Letters from the Inside (1991) 519 exemplares
The Rabbits (1998) 498 exemplares
Incurable (2005) 493 exemplares
Winter (2000) 268 exemplares
Checkers (1996) 256 exemplares
Hamlet: A Novel (2008) 212 exemplares
Take my word for it (1992) 114 exemplares
Everything I Know about Writing (1993) 102 exemplares
South of Darkness (2014) 98 exemplares
Out Of Time (1990) 91 exemplares
Dear Miffy (1997) 74 exemplares
The Great Gatenby (1989) 71 exemplares
Home and Away (2008) 67 exemplares
Staying Alive in Year 5 (1990) 55 exemplares
The Journey (1988) 53 exemplares
The Year My Life Broke (2013) 34 exemplares
COOL SCHOOL: You Make it Happen (1995) 32 exemplares
Looking For Trouble (1993) 31 exemplares
The Art of Growing Up (2019) 22 exemplares
I Believe This (2005) 19 exemplares
Creep Street (1996) 15 exemplares
The Tomorrow Series: Books 1-4 (1995) 15 exemplares
Millie (2002) 14 exemplares
The magic rainforest (2002) 11 exemplares
Norton's Hut (1998) 11 exemplares
A Day in the Life of Me (2002) 10 exemplares
A Roomful of Magic (2004) 10 exemplares
The Tomorrow Series: Books 5-7 (2006) 2 exemplares
The Boy You Brought Home (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 764 exemplares
Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan (Lost and Found Omnibus) (1998) — Contribuidor — 560 exemplares
Dream Time: New Stories by Sixteen Award-Winning Authors (1989) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares


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An enjoyable tale of survival and Gods providence in the life and hardships of a London orphan boy and his voyage to Botany Bay as a convict.

I particularly enjoyed the impact of English evangelicalism on the setting of the story: the kindness of the parish minister, the reflections on the book of Job, etc.
toby.neal | 3 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |
Never heard of this one, but can't wait to read it!
Trigger warnings: Death of a pet, fire, explosions, murder of a wife and child, blood depiction, military violence and war themes, gun violence

Update: 7/10, I've been wanting to read this for a while since it looked interesting to me and I'm glad I did, I can certainly say that it definitely feels similar to Alone by Megan E. Freeman but this author like another one I've read from managed to pull off a classic Australian twist making this fresh and original, where do I begin. It starts off with the main character Ellie Linton with six other friends enjoying their school holidays and living their lives in this rural town and they were in this open area called Hell, at first nothing much happens but the next day everything changes much like Alone. Ellie wakes up and noticed that there were a few changes like all the pets are dying or dead and everyone else seems to be captured, all that's left is her and her six remaining friends and the author succeeds in writing these characters well and all of them I enjoyed reading. At least they have each other. Anyways the fact that almost everything and everyone is gone was disorienting at first until Ellie stumbles across a world radio which gave some critical information like possible intervention from the US confirming that it's not a world war, well not yet and humanitarian aid will come "soon". It was a nice touch setting this book in the 90s as I only know a few books that are set during this time period from the fact that one character used a Walkman. The pacing is varied with some action scenes of explosions and chases but most of the book is a slow burn with Ellie contemplating about very deep subjects like nature, love and good and evil. By the time the book ends, it was heartwarming when I still saw Ellie and her group still all together now adjusted to this new reality but I'm confused about how the war actually started, it could be revealed in the next books in the series.… (mais)
Law_Books600 | 122 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |
7/10, felt like an allegory. I liked it.
Law_Books600 | 21 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |



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