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The Great Gatenby - John Marsden

The Great Gatenby

Paperback

Published: July 1991
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Maybe deep down every kid knows his parents want him to be the Pride of the School, the Captain of Cricket and Tennis and Rowing and Darts and Knitting and anything else that's going down.

They don't want to know about the fact that you've had more detentions than any other new student in the history of the school, that you're going out with the girl who doesn't wear a bra to PE, that the Head Swimming Coach is some kind of Nazi whose last job was training the shark in Jaws.

Erle Gatenby has been sent to boarding school to straighten out, but there's about as much chance of that happening as there is of his giving up smoking. . . or drinking. . . or falling through the Art Room roof.

Erle's a full tank of petrol. . . and wild, sexy Melanie Tozer is about to light the match.

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

John Marsden grew up in three states of Australia, and now lives in Victoria. John loved school so much that he started his own. Or, he hated school so much that he started his own in 2006 so that other kids wouldn't have to go through the suffering he experienced. Candlebark is in a beautiful forest near Hanging Rock, and is John's proudest achievement.

John has published more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Tomorrow Series. Tomorrow When the War Began was made into a highly successful movie in 2010.

John is one of Australia's biggest selling and most awarded authors.

Visit John Marsden's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780330272797
ISBN-10: 0330272799
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 155
Published: July 1991
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 11.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1