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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Art of Growing Up
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'From the award-winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.

'When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of many young people remain largely undefeated by such adults. 

'John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up. 

'Now, in this astonishing, insightful and hugely ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.' (Publication summary)

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  • Sound recording.
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  • Large print.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon John Marsden: On 'The Art of Growing Up' Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2019 17200956 2019 single work podcast interview

'John Marsden has influenced generations of children and teenagers. He has published more than 40 books, including the beloved Tomorrow When the War Began seriesIn 2019 he released his manifesto on teaching and parenting, The Art of Growing Up.

He has sold over five million books and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.

John founded two schools in Victoria, Candlebark and Alice Miller. The two schools enrolled 380 students in 2019.'

Source: The Garret blurb.

John Marsden's Comments About Bullying Are Downright Dangerous - Young Adult Fiction Writers Should Know Better Claire Zorn , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;
Young adult fiction author, Clair Zorn, comments on an interview with John Marsden about his publication The Art of Growing Up, the impact of bullying on teenagers and the responsibility of authors to their readers.
John Marsden on the 'Toxic' Parenting Pandemic : 'I’ve Never Seen This Level of Anxiety' Celina Ribeiro , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 July 2019;

'The Australian author and principal says it is becoming more difficult to run a school, with overprotective parents failing their children.' 

John Marsden on the 'Toxic' Parenting Pandemic : 'I’ve Never Seen This Level of Anxiety' Celina Ribeiro , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 July 2019;

'The Australian author and principal says it is becoming more difficult to run a school, with overprotective parents failing their children.' 

John Marsden's Comments About Bullying Are Downright Dangerous - Young Adult Fiction Writers Should Know Better Claire Zorn , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;
Young adult fiction author, Clair Zorn, comments on an interview with John Marsden about his publication The Art of Growing Up, the impact of bullying on teenagers and the responsibility of authors to their readers.
y separately published work icon John Marsden: On 'The Art of Growing Up' Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2019 17200956 2019 single work podcast interview

'John Marsden has influenced generations of children and teenagers. He has published more than 40 books, including the beloved Tomorrow When the War Began seriesIn 2019 he released his manifesto on teaching and parenting, The Art of Growing Up.

He has sold over five million books and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.

John founded two schools in Victoria, Candlebark and Alice Miller. The two schools enrolled 380 students in 2019.'

Source: The Garret blurb.

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