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Issue Details: First known date: 2003-... 2003- The Ellie Chronicles
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Notes

  • A three-part sequel to the Tomorrow Series, featuring the characters from the original series.
  • The Ellie Chronicles is pitched to a 'reluctant reader' audience.

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y separately published work icon While I Live : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , Sydney : Macmillan , 2003 Z1070661 2003 single work novel young adult

'Wars never end. They go on loudly or they go on quietly. They grip you with bulldog teeth. The town of Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly. School's back in, Juicy's is open for coffee, farmers are bidding at the cattle sales. Ellie Linton at last gets what she longed for and what she fought for, to be back on the farm with her parents. But it's not the same. A new nation is on the other side of a new border. Suddenly the war is about to explode into Ellie's life again. The effects are devastating. The consequences will change her forever.' - Dust jacket, (2003)

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y separately published work icon Incurable : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , Sydney : Macmillan , 2005 Z1225518 2005 single work novel young adult 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? (Source: Singapore National Library)
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y separately published work icon Circle of Flight John Marsden , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2006 Z1325239 2006 single work novel young adult

It is a time of profound change for Ellie Linton. Enemies are everywhere. Some come crawling over the hills, others drive in and knock on the front door. Sometimes her friends are there and sometimes they are not. Ellie fights every inch of the way. But when courage and imagination are not enough, when she is trapped and helpless, Ellie must face the end of life as she knows it, standing alone, sustained only by her own strength. (Source: Trove)

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Works about this Work

A Natural(ised) Home for the Lintons : Lost Children and Indigenising Discourse in Mary Grant Bruce’s and John Marsden’s Young Adult Fiction Elspeth Tilley , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'This article compares two 'lost child' incidents from non-indigenous Australian fiction. One is from John Marsden's Tomorrow Series, the other from Mary Grant Bruce's Billabong Series. Both series feature as their central character a young girl with the surname Linton who proves herself brave, daring, and a good friend and citizen, particularly when rescuing children lost in the bush. When the two series' lost child incidents are compared, it becomes apparent that these outward resemblances are also mirrored by some deeper discursive parallels.

An analysis of the constructions of subjectivity and spatiality around the 'lost child' events reveals closely-matching discourses of mateship and settler belonging. The comparison also foregrounds the core ideologies of gender, class, nationalism and race that in turn underpin these discourses, showing how each of these texts remains inflected with textual strategies of othering and indigenisation that are fundamental to imperialism.' (Author's abstract)

A Voice of Inspiration Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 November 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Circle of Flight John Marsden , 2006 single work novel ; The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , 2003- series - author novel
Making Dreams Come True for Many Youngsters Christopher Bantick , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 2005; (p. 12)
Marsden, in a Class of His Own Keith Austin , 2003 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 November 2003; (p. 6-7) The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 3)
A Voice of Inspiration Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 November 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Circle of Flight John Marsden , 2006 single work novel ; The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , 2003- series - author novel
Marsden, in a Class of His Own Keith Austin , 2003 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 November 2003; (p. 6-7) The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 3)
Making Dreams Come True for Many Youngsters Christopher Bantick , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 2005; (p. 12)
A Natural(ised) Home for the Lintons : Lost Children and Indigenising Discourse in Mary Grant Bruce’s and John Marsden’s Young Adult Fiction Elspeth Tilley , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'This article compares two 'lost child' incidents from non-indigenous Australian fiction. One is from John Marsden's Tomorrow Series, the other from Mary Grant Bruce's Billabong Series. Both series feature as their central character a young girl with the surname Linton who proves herself brave, daring, and a good friend and citizen, particularly when rescuing children lost in the bush. When the two series' lost child incidents are compared, it becomes apparent that these outward resemblances are also mirrored by some deeper discursive parallels.

An analysis of the constructions of subjectivity and spatiality around the 'lost child' events reveals closely-matching discourses of mateship and settler belonging. The comparison also foregrounds the core ideologies of gender, class, nationalism and race that in turn underpin these discourses, showing how each of these texts remains inflected with textual strategies of othering and indigenisation that are fundamental to imperialism.' (Author's abstract)

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