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y Tomorrow, When the War Began single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of Tomorrow Series John Marsden 1993 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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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. (Source: Trove)

Adaptations

form y Tomorrow, When the War Began Stuart Beattie , Australia : Ambience Entertainment , 2009 Z1623916 2009 single work film/TV science fiction

Seven teenagers camp in a remote and idyllic location deep in the countryside. But that night, they see the sky filled with military aircraft, and return home to find their houses deserted and the locals detained in the showground. Escaping detection, the teenagers form themselves into a guerilla unit, hoping to prevent the invading Coalition Nations from bringing any more troops in by destroying the only bridge to nearby Cobbler's Bay, where the troop ships are moored.

form y Tomorrow, When the War Began Blake Ayshford , Alice Addison , Justin Monjo , Josh Mapleston , Australia : Ambience Entertainment ABC Television , 2016 8570775 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'When their country is invaded by a large hostile force, a group of teenagers fight for their family and homeland. Based on the era-defining novels by John Marsden.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes

  • Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's 31st favourite book.
  • Dedication: To my dear sister Robin Farran: so much admired.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Japanese, Chinese and Korean translations, and has an Asian-Australian character, Lee, of Thai and Vietnamese heritage.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 .
      Courtesy of Pan Macmillan.
      Extent: 286p.
      Reprinted: 1998 , 1999 , 2000 , 2002 , 2005 , 2008
      ISBN: 0330274864 (pbk.
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Houghton Mifflin , 1995 .
      Extent: 286p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0395706734
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1995 .
      Alternative title: When the War Began
      Extent: 286p.
      ISBN: 0330356968 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bantam Books , 1996 .
      Extent: 286p.
      ISBN: 044021985X
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 .
      5146886644265058948.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 286p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 August 2010.
      ISBN: 9780330403801 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 .
      7536263232590451472.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Edition info: TV Tie-In
      Note/s:
      • Published 22 March 2016
      ISBN: 9781743548493
Alternative title: Morgen toen de oorlog begon
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Jenny de Jonge , 1995 .
      1248575387874149082.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 336p.
      ISBN: 9073703522
    • Haarlem,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gottmer , 1999 .
      Extent: 336p.
      Reprinted: 2000 , 2001 , 2003
      ISBN: 902573135X
    • Haarlem,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gottmer , 2004 .
      Extent: 336p.
      ISBN: 902573135X
    • Haarlem,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gottmer , 2011 .
      Extent: 331p.
      ISBN: 9789025749552

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How Australian Dystopian Young Adult Fiction Differs from Its US Counterparts Diana Hodge , 2015 single work column
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'For children and adolescents, the tyranny of adults can make any world dystopian. Real or fictional – no apocalypse required. But how does our Australian young adult fiction (of the dystopian variety) differ from that being produced in the US? And why do teenagers love dystopia so much?' (Introduction)
Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
Marsden Tale Australia's Favourite Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 September 2013; (p. 52)
Readers' Choice : Tales of War, Convicts and the Deep Blue Sea 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
Five of the Best Teen Reads Ronni Phillips , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 January 2010; (p. 10)
The film adaptation of Tomorrow When the War Began will appear in 2010.
Asian Invasion for Film of Marsden Classic Karl Quinn , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2010; (p. 12)
Write of Passage John Marsden , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
The Teenager's Friend William Yeoman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 24 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
Let The War Begin Chi Tranter , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 24)
Back With a Bang Andrew Fenton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 August 2010; (p. 27-29)
The Book or the Film? James Joyce , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2010; (p. 8)
Tomorrow When the Film Began Tristan Swanwick , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 2010; (p. 19)
Bushwalk into a Dark Adventure Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Sharing Tomorrow, When the War Began in the Classroom Stuart Cuxson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 2005; (p. 36)
150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
Aussie's Book Triumph 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 27 May 2000; (p. 10)
Invasions of the Mind : John Marsden and the Threat from Asia Adrian Caesar , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 157 1999; (p. 46-50)
'As If This Were Narnia or Somewhere': What's Real(ly) Fantasy? An Exploration of John Marsden's 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' and Isobelle Carmody's 'Greylands' Rhona Mayers , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 8 no. 1 1998; (p. 18-24)
Mayers is interested in examining the symbiotic relationship between realism and fantasy, which she sees as a 'hybrid twinning of two constructs' rather than two discrete and opposing genres (18). Setting up a comparative reading between Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began and Carmody's Greylands, Mayers contends that Marsden's novel, 'conflates future and past tense' in ways that locate it in the realm of 'speculative fantasy' despite the narrative's dicourse which situates events as 'close to reality' (19). The result is a narrative which according to Mayers, 'negates any solid compatibilty between the two genres [fantasy / realism] and privileges their binary opposition' in ways that manipulate the reader to accept the homogonenized adolescent narrative voice as a reflection of 'real' adolescence experience in contemporary society (20-21). On the other hand, she reads Carmody's novel as one that deftly intergrates the two genres by blurring the boundaries between fantasy and realism in a narrative that 'shifts comfortably between incident and imagination' and enables readers to 'make connections between their experience of dreams and of reality' (21).
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
Making It Really Feral Heather Scutter , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 76-83)
Untitled Ashley Freeman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 38 no. 2 1994; (p. 30)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Untitled Joan Zahnleiter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 9 no. 3 1994; (p. 33)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Bushwalk into a Dark Adventure Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Untitled 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 54)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Untitled Jill Midolo , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 4 1993; (p. 17)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
From the Word Go : Books for Younger Readers Stephen Matthews , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 158 1994; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Future Trap Catherine Jinks 1993 single work novel ; Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel ; This Book is Haunted David McRobbie 1993 selected work short story ; Yikes! : In Seven Wild Adventures, Who Would You Be? Alison Lester 1993 single work picture book
Forecasts Margaret Dunkle , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 73 no. 1042 1993; (p. 42)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel ; Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster Tim Winton 1993 single work novel
Witty and Informative Handbook on Writing Ralph Elliott , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 January 1994; (p. C9)

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Ultimate Test the Right Formula for Suspense Paul Malarski , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 5 March 1994; (p. 31)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Courage in China Amanda Rasmussen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1995; (p. 2)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Untitled Glyn Parry , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 1 no. 4 1993; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
Books to Look Forward to 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 8 no. 5 1993; (p. 23)

— Review of Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton 1990 single work novel ; Life in a Rotten Log Kathie Atkinson 1993 single work information book ; The Royal Guest Tohby Riddle 1993 single work picture book ; Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 single work novel
150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
Sharing Tomorrow, When the War Began in the Classroom Stuart Cuxson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 2005; (p. 36)
Five of the Best Teen Reads Ronni Phillips , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 January 2010; (p. 10)
The film adaptation of Tomorrow When the War Began will appear in 2010.
Asian Invasion for Film of Marsden Classic Karl Quinn , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2010; (p. 12)
Write of Passage John Marsden , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
The Teenager's Friend William Yeoman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 24 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
Let The War Begin Chi Tranter , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 24)
Back With a Bang Andrew Fenton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 August 2010; (p. 27-29)
The Book or the Film? James Joyce , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2010; (p. 8)
Tomorrow When the Film Began Tristan Swanwick , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 2010; (p. 19)
Readers' Choice : Tales of War, Convicts and the Deep Blue Sea 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
Invasions of the Mind : John Marsden and the Threat from Asia Adrian Caesar , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 157 1999; (p. 46-50)
Making It Really Feral Heather Scutter , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 76-83)
Aussie's Book Triumph 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 27 May 2000; (p. 10)
Tomorrow When the Word, and the World, is Dark Sonya Voumard , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 October 1993; (p. 12A)
John Marsden : 'Fighting On' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 173-182)
Marsden's Magic Paul Malarski , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 22 November 1997; (p. 78)
'As If This Were Narnia or Somewhere': What's Real(ly) Fantasy? An Exploration of John Marsden's 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' and Isobelle Carmody's 'Greylands' Rhona Mayers , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 8 no. 1 1998; (p. 18-24)
Mayers is interested in examining the symbiotic relationship between realism and fantasy, which she sees as a 'hybrid twinning of two constructs' rather than two discrete and opposing genres (18). Setting up a comparative reading between Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began and Carmody's Greylands, Mayers contends that Marsden's novel, 'conflates future and past tense' in ways that locate it in the realm of 'speculative fantasy' despite the narrative's dicourse which situates events as 'close to reality' (19). The result is a narrative which according to Mayers, 'negates any solid compatibilty between the two genres [fantasy / realism] and privileges their binary opposition' in ways that manipulate the reader to accept the homogonenized adolescent narrative voice as a reflection of 'real' adolescence experience in contemporary society (20-21). On the other hand, she reads Carmody's novel as one that deftly intergrates the two genres by blurring the boundaries between fantasy and realism in a narrative that 'shifts comfortably between incident and imagination' and enables readers to 'make connections between their experience of dreams and of reality' (21).
Marsden Tale Australia's Favourite Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 September 2013; (p. 52)
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