Search Results: "John Marsden"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 1992

A penetrating biography of American painter Marsden Hartley, by Ludington (English and American Studies/Univ. of North Carolina; The Life of John Dos Passos, 1980). Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Readers new to the series would do well to begin at the beginning, while the series' many fans will be sorry to reach their final chapter in such an outstanding story of friendship, courage, and survival. (Fiction. 13+)"
The Australian teenage resistance fighters are back and as dauntless as ever in this seventh and last installment of the gripping series that started with Tomorrow, When the War Began (1995). Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Startling. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this haunting epistolary novel, two Australian teenagers try to discover the truth about each other and themselves. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Ellie's grief is palpable and heartbreaking, and Marsden's always talented touch for constructing combat tensions is brilliantly balanced here with Ellie's need to live in a recovering world. (Fiction. YA)"
Marsden's bestselling and award-winning Tomorrow series ended with the invasion of Australia resolved in a truce, and teen Ellie and her friends stopping their guerrilla fighting to return home. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IS FOR HUNTING by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Marsden demonstrates that action books don't have to be trash. (glossary of Australian slang) (Fiction. YA)"
The rousing action of John Marsden's "Tomorrow" series continues in this sixth installment of his continuing saga in which Australia is conquered by an unnamed foreign army. Read full book review >

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BURNING FOR REVENGE by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Something for everyone. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The fifth and latest in Marsden's series about a group of Australian teenagers who find themselves in the middle of a war follows the adolescent guerrilla fighters as they try to survive in an Australia occupied by enemy forces, while inflicting some damage on the enemy along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1995

"A fascinating look at a transformative event in the history of the British Isles."
In this limpidly written, absorbing text, British historian Marsden recreates the vanished world of Celtic Christianity and the devastating impact upon Hiberno-British monasticism of the first Viking raids. ``From the fury of the Northmen, O Lord, deliver us,'' prayed the monks of Ireland, England, and Scotland during the early Viking Age. Read full book review >

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OUT OF TIME by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Readers interested in science fiction and psychology should be most attracted to this haunting little item. (Fiction. 12-15)"
From the popular and excellent Australian author comes an episodic science-fiction novella that will intrigue many readers and confuse others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAMLET by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, this lacks any antic disposition. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
To be or not to be considered a worthy heir to the Bard's work, that is the question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Not up to the standard set by the author's Letters from the Inside (1994), but likely to find a readership nevertheless. (Fiction. YA)"
An Australian import that examines the reverberations a traumatic past has upon the present. Read full book review >

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A KILLING FROST by John Marsden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 1998

"The final scene, in which the young guerrillas are celebrated as the war rages on, casts an appropriately ambiguous ending for this exemplary depiction of a true living hell. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Marsden offers an unflinching look at living in war-torn Australia in a follow-up to Tomorrow, When the War Began (1995) and The Dead of Night (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >