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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 thantwo 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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Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series 5

Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series 5
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Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series 5
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Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series 5
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Checkers

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Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3

Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3
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Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3

Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3
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Cool School

Cool School
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Cool School

Cool School
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Creep Street

Creep Street
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Creep Street

Creep Street
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Darkness, Be My Friend: Tomorrow Series 4

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Darkness, Be My Friend: Tomorrow Series 4

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Darkness, Be My Friend: Tomorrow Series 4
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Dear Miffy

Dear Miffy
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Everything I Know About Writing

Everything I Know About Writing
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For Weddings and a Funeral

For Weddings and a Funeral
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Incurable: The Ellie Chronicles 2

Incurable: The Ellie Chronicles 2
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Incurable: The Ellie Chronicles 2

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Letters from the Inside

Letters from the Inside
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Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble
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Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble
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Out of Time

Out of Time
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Secret Men's Business

Secret Men's Business
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Staying Alive in Year 5

Staying Alive in Year 5
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Staying Alive in Year 5
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Take My Word for It

Take My Word for It
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The Dead of the Night: Tomorrow Series 2

The Dead of the Night: Tomorrow Series 2
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The Great Gatenby

The Great Gatenby
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The Journey

The Journey
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The Night is for Hunting: Tomorrow Series 6

The Night is for Hunting: Tomorrow Series 6
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The Other Side of Dawn: Tomorrow Series 7

The Other Side of Dawn: Tomorrow Series 7
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The Third Day, the Frost: Tomorrow Series 3

The Third Day, the Frost: Tomorrow Series 3
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The Third Day, the Frost: Tomorrow Series 3
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The Year My Life Broke

The Year My Life Broke
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Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series 1

Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series 1
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Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series 1

Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series 1
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Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series 1
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While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1

While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1
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While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1

While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1
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Winter

Winter
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