Author(s): John Marsden
Scott and his friends are simply staying alive in year 5 until their surprising new teacher, Mr Murlin, comes along.Boring textbooks go into the bin, eating chocolate in class becomes compulsory and suddenly it's OK to be weird.But Mr Murlin is not popular with everyone. . .Staying Alive in Year 5 is a monster hit for primary school readers from one of Australia's most popular storytellers, John Marsden.
John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. The Tomorrow Series has been a phenomenal success -backlisting for more than twenty years - and the first book in the series has been made into a major motion film. Some of John's other titles include So Much to Tell You, Take My Word for It, Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home, Dear Miffy, and Millie. John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. He is a most respected commentator on education and an author who has created an extraordinary legacy in Australian children's literature.