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Letters from the Inside - John Marsden

Letters from the Inside

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2012
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Dear Tracey

I don't know why I'm answering your ad, to be honest. It's not like I'm into pen pals, but it's a boring Sunday here, everyone's out, and I thought it'd be something different...

Dear Mandy

Thanks for writing. You write so well, much better than me. I put the ad in for a joke, like a dare, and yours was the only good answer...


Two teenage girls. An innocent beginning to friendship. Two complete strangers who get to know each other a little better each time a letter is written and answered.

Mandy has a dog with no name, an older sister, a creepy brother, and some boy problems. Tracey has a horse, two dogs and a cat, an older sister and brother, and a great boyfriend. They both have hopes and fears... and secrets.

About the Author

John Marsden is an outstanding writer of immense popularity. His first novel, So Much To Tell You, won the 1988 Children's Book of the Year Award, the Alan Marshall Award, a KOALA Award and has received international critical acclaim. Letters From The Inside was shortlisted for the 1992 Children's Book Council Book of the Year award and in 1995 was named one of America's outstanding teenage novels of the year and runner-up for the Dutch Children's Book of the Year award. John's Tomorrow series has been described by the Daily Advertiser as without a doubt the best series for younger readers that an Australian writer has ever produced.

ISBN: 9781742611488
ISBN-10: 1742611486
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 2012
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11

John Marsden

John Marsden was born in Victoria, Australia in 1950. He went to many different primary schools, and from an early age enjoyed the journeys into magical worlds that reading could provide. His teachers in Grade 4 and Grade 6 encouraged him to write, and at the age of nine he decided he wanted to become an author.

For seven years he attended The King's School Parramatta, a strict military school in Sydney, and from there went on to the University of Sydney. However, he soon decided that a career in law looked too boring, so he dropped out and drifted around for nearly 10 years, trying different jobs, and earning just enough money to support himself.

When he was 28, he began a teaching course, which he loved from the start. Embarking on a teaching career, he also became more and more interested in writing, and in 1987 succeeded in getting his first book, So Much to Tell You, published. A string of huge hits followed, highlighted by the Tomorrow series and The Ellie Chronicles. John has now sold more than two and a half million books in Australia alone, but is also an international best-seller, with many major awards to his credit.

John's interest in education has never waned. In 1998 he bought the Tye Estate, 850 acres of natural bush, on the northern edge of Melbourne, and later added the property next door. For eight years he ran enormously popular writers' courses and camps at Tye, before starting his own school there, Candlebark, in 2006.

Candlebark is a P-8 school, which has been described by John as "somewhere between Steiner and The Simpsons". Its friendly lively and positive atmosphere has resulted in such early success that it has a four-year waiting list.
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