Scott and his friends are simply staying alive in year 5 until their
surprising new teacher, Mr Murlin, comes along.
Boring textbooks go into the bin, eating chocolate in class becomes compulsory and suddenly it's OK to be weird.
But Mr Murlin is not popular with everyone. . .
Staying Alive in Year 5 is a monster hit for primary school readers from one of Australia's most popular storytellers, John Marsden.
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.
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 78
Published: 1st November 1996
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 11.6 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.054