WorldCat Identities

Marsden, John 1950-

Works: 288 works in 1,480 publications in 16 languages and 29,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  War stories  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PR2807, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Marsden
Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden( Book )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive
Letters from the inside by John Marsden( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandy and Tracey have never met, but they know everything about each other. Connected trough a pen-pal ad, they exchange frequent letters, writing about boyfriends and siblings, music and friends. They trade stories about school and home. They confide their worries and hopes. It almost makes it easier, and more special, that they've never met--they can say whatever they want in the safety of their private world of letters. But that private world may not be as safe as it seems. Can Mandy trust Tracey to be who she says she is? What secrets hide between the lines of their letters?
A killing frost by John Marsden( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie and her friends, a small band of teenagers trying to survive in the Australian countryside, continue to resist the enemies who have invaded their country
Burning for revenge by John Marsden( Book )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been separated from the New Zealand rescue troops they were guiding, five Australian teenagers continue their resistance against the unknown enemy invading their homeland
Lost & found by Shaun Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders
So much to tell you by John Marsden( Book )

65 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to a hospital by her mother, Marina, a disfigured Australian girl who refuses to speak, reveals her thoughts and feelings in a diary
The night is for hunting by John Marsden( Book )

50 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to care for a group of abandoned young children, five Australian teenagers continue their struggle for survival and their resistance against the enemy invading their homeland
Darkness, be my friend by John Marsden( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As survivors of an enemy invasion of their homeland, Ellie and her friends return to Australia as guides for soldiers from New Zealand who plan an attack on the Wirrawee airfield
The other side of dawn by John Marsden( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie and her friends, five Australian teenagers who survived the enemy invasion of their country, use guerrilla tactics to support a major counterattack by New Zealand troops
While I live by John Marsden( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officially the war is over, but Ellie can not seem to escape it and resume a normal life especially after her parents are murdered and she becomes the ward of an unscrupulous lawyer who wants to acquire her family's property
Checkers by John Marsden( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking from a mental hospital, a teenage girl recounts the tremendous media pressure that preceded the breaking scandal of her father's unethical business dealings. Suggested level: secondary
The dead of night by John Marsden( Book )

70 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six determined Australian teenagers try to find their missing friends while continuing to resist the enemies who have invaded their country
Hamlet : a novel by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grieving for the recent death of his beloved father and appalled by his mother's quick remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet, heir to the Danish throne, struggles with conflicting emotions, particularly after his father's ghost appeals to him to avenge his death
The rabbits by John Marsden( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Winter by John Marsden( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned at four years old, Australian sixteen-year-old Winter de Salis returns to her childhood home in an attempt to find out about her dead parents and her own past
Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight
Circle of flight by John Marsden( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ellie Chronicles, the follow-up to the Tomorrow Series, tells of post-invasion Australia as witnessed by teenage Ellie. In this final installment, Ellie's responsibility for her surrogate brother Gavin is threatened by both enemy forces and the government and she finds herself fighting both but on different fields of battle
Incurable by John Marsden( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie has struggled to put the war behind her and lead a normal life. Although what's normal about your parents having been murdered; trying to run a farm and go to school; and bringing up a young boy who's hiding terrible secrets about his past?
John Marsden, writing the war by John Marsden( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Marsden talks about the process of writing, with particular reference to his novel, Tomorrow, when the war began. He discusses: the importance of character and setting; using action; relationships; to plan or not to plan; the use of voice and conscience; how the novel develops, and his particular influences in the 'War' series. Suggested audience: secondary
Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes. Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions. They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit and wisdom ... or they die."
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.12 for Lost & fou ... to 0.94 for Opération ...)

Lost & found
Alternative Names
John Marsden australiensk författare

John Marsden Australisch schrijver

John Marsden australsk skribent

John Marsden author

John Marsden Autor

John Marsden scrittore australiano

Marsden, John

마스든, 존 1950-

マーズデン, ジョン

Letters from the insideA killing frostBurning for revengeLost & foundSo much to tell youThe night is for huntingDarkness, be my friendThe other side of dawn