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The Art of Growing Up

(2019)
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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 a daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up.

Now, in this astonishing, insightful and ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over forty 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.

From the award-winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.



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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Art of Growing Up
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-76055-672-6 / 978-1-76055-672-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Growing Up
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 0-655-61503-2 / 978-0-655-61503-3
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Art of Growing Up
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Macmillan Australia Audio
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Art of Growing Up
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Macmillan Australia Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Art of Growing Up
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon AU