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Checkers - John Marsden

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Published: 1st January 1997
For Ages: 13+ years old
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She has parents, a brother, friends and a dog.

Sometimes the dog seems like the only one she can trust.

Her life is about to fall apart.

The dog is Checkers.

The book is unforgettable.

About the Author

John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. His titles include Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home and Millie.

John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. The school currently has 52 students, ranging from Prep to Year 7.

John Marsden

A trained educator with a natural gift for storytelling, John Marsden is arguably Australia’s foremost writer of Young Adult fiction.

Whilst working at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, Marsden made the decision to write for teenagers, following his dissatisfaction with his students’ apathy towards reading and the observation that teenagers simply weren’t reading any more. Marsden then wrote So Much To Tell You in only three weeks, and the book was published in 1987. The book sold record numbers and won numerous awards including “Book of the Year” as awarded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

In 1993 Marsden published Tomorrow, When the War Began the first book in the Tomorrow series and his most acclaimed and best-selling work to date. Recently it was selected in the American Library Association list of 100 Best Books for Teens since 1966.

Marsden has won every major writing award in Australia for young people’s fiction, including what Marsden describes as one of the highlights of his career, the 2006 Lloyd O’Neil Award for contributions to Australian publishing. This award means that Marsden is one of only five authors to be honoured for lifelong services to the Australian book industry. John Marsden was also nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2008, the world’s largest children’s and youth literature award, and the second largest literature prize in the world.

Visit John Marsden's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780330359733
ISBN-10: 0330359738
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 11.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.09
Edition Number: 1