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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742613499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/11/2013
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 108
  • Price: $12.99

From the multi-award winning and bestselling author behind the Tomorrow series

Staying Alive in Year 5 is a monster hit for primary school readers from one of Australia's most popular storytellers, John Marsden.

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. . .

Author Information

John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. The Tomorrow Series has been a phenomenal success -backlisting for more than twenty years - and the first book in the series has been made into a major motion film. Some of John's other titles include So Much to Tell You, Take My Word for It, Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home, Dear Miffy, and Millie. John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. He is a most respected commentator on education and an author who has created an extraordinary legacy in Australian children's literature.

John Marsden has written more than 40 books, mostly for teenagers and children, including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and Letters from the Inside. He has sold over five million books worldwide, and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.

South of Darkness, written for adults, won the Christina Stead Award for Best Novel of 2015. In August 2019, John's newest book, The Art of Growing Up, a non-fiction work about education and parenting, will be published.

John's passionate interest in education led him to start two schools, Candlebark, on a vast forested estate near Romsey Victoria, and Alice Miller, at Macedon, a Year 7-12 school with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. The two schools enrol 380 students in 2019.