John Marsden

in Australia
September 27, 1950



See also: John Marsden.

His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. This was followed by Take My Word For It, a half-sequel written from the point of view of another character. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognized as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times in Australia. The first sequel of a new series of books featuring Ellie Linton from the Tomorrow series (The Ellie Chronicles) was published in 2003, with the second novel and third novels released in November 2005 and November 2006 respectively.

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2010 Refugee Week

Refugee Week is coming up very soon, but it's in danger of being crowded out by other slightly less worthwhile campaigns, like Avocado Awareness month, Painted Toenails Day, and Don't Take Your Hamster to School Week.
I don't mean to devalue avocados or hamsters — oh dammit, let's not beat around the bush, yes I do. Compared to avocados and hamsters, refugees are a global challenge on a vast sca...

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Average rating: 4.06 · 180,224 ratings · 8,042 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tomorrow, When the War Bega...

4.05 avg rating — 44,859 ratings — published 1993 — 78 editions
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The Dead of Night (Tomorrow...

4.13 avg rating — 18,867 ratings — published 1994 — 59 editions
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A Killing Frost (Tomorrow, #3)

4.20 avg rating — 16,414 ratings — published 1995 — 54 editions
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Darkness, Be My Friend (Tom...

4.12 avg rating — 15,277 ratings — published 1996 — 44 editions
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Burning For Revenge (Tomorr...

4.19 avg rating — 14,006 ratings — published 1997 — 46 editions
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The Night Is for Hunting (T...

4.16 avg rating — 13,180 ratings — published 1998 — 43 editions
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The Other Side of Dawn (Tom...

4.22 avg rating — 12,691 ratings — published 1999 — 44 editions
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While I Live (The Ellie Chr...

3.76 avg rating — 6,275 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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So Much to Tell You (So Muc...

3.82 avg rating — 4,951 ratings — published 1987 — 29 editions
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Letters from the Inside

3.70 avg rating — 4,624 ratings — published 1991 — 28 editions
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More books by John Marsden…
Tomorrow, When the War Began The Dead of Night A Killing Frost Darkness, Be My Friend Burning For Revenge The Night Is for Hunting The Other Side of Dawn
(7 books)
4.13 avg rating — 135,434 ratings

While I Live Incurable Circle of Flight
(3 books)
3.79 avg rating — 14,813 ratings

So Much to Tell You Take My Word for It
(2 books)
3.81 avg rating — 5,856 ratings

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“We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.”
John Marsden, The Dead of Night

“Some people wake up drowsy. Some people wake up energized. I wake up dead.”
John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

“The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.”
John Marsden, Circle of Flight



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