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Tomorrow, When the War Began : Tomorrow : Book 1 - John Marsden

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st August 2008
ISBN: 9780330274869
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 12+ years old

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Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding.

They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone.

Their world has changed, with the speed of a slamming door.

They've got no weapons – except courage.

They've got no help – except themselves.

They've got nothing – except friendship.

How strong can you be, when the world is full of people trying to kill you?

Tomorrow, When the War Began is the first of an enormously popular series that has been translated and published all over the world. It is the book that started the series that became the legend...

13 year old grandson loves the wayJohn Marsden writes.


Important for children to read never lonely if they do

Sunshine Coast


Best book ever!


Have read this book with some of my students. (recommend ages 12 and up) They love it and I do too!



Should be required reading for all Australians


The beginning of the very best series of Australian Young Adult literature. You will want to read them all



Very attention catching.


Relaxing reading that grabs you as soon as you start on the very first page. Relevent to the political situation which exists in this area. I finished the book, wanting more and can't wait to get the next in the series.

Hellyer, AU


Great book!


Great Australian author. Good quality book.

Melbourne Vic


a cracker


it was a great book lots of action and well-written in characters but a bit confronting it is also good to see a good australian book



A good read


Donated to High School Library as I had previously read a copy and heard that the Library copy was missing.

Melbourne, Australia


Tomorrow, When the War Began

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ISBN: 9780330274869
ISBN-10: 0330274864
Series: Tomorrow, When the War Began
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 11.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1

John Marsden

About the Author

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.

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