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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742613512
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/11/2013
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 156
  • Price: $12.99

A warm and funny novel from the bestselling author of the Tomorrow series, Staying Alive in Year 5, Cool School and Creep Street

"Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian

Last week, Mrs Hazell got us to write a story called 'The Biggest Disaster I Ever Caused'. I should have asked for extra time to write it. I've got a feeling that by tomorrow I'll be able to do a whole new version.

Tony and his friends are seriously bored with their lives. They go 'looking for trouble'. But when a strange and secretive family move in down the road, Tony begins to wonder whether trouble hasn't come looking for him. And once trouble finds him - it doesn't want to let him go!

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.