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The Art of Growing Up

The Art of Growing Up

A manifesto on all aspects of growing up - from parenting and education to the role of literature and imagination - by one of Australia's most passionate and experienced educators and bestselling authors.

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ISBN 9781760556723
Barcode 9781760556723
Published 23 July 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Marsden, John
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ISBN-13 9781760556723
ISBN-10 1760556726
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Australia
Publication Date 23 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Marsden, John
Category Organization & Management Of Education
Family & Health
Advice On Parenting
Australian
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 520g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 649.1
Catalogue Code 993011

Description of this Book

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.

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Author's Bio

John Marsden has written more than 40 books, mostly for teenagers and children, including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and Letters from the Inside. He has sold over five million books worldwide, and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction. South of Darkness, written for adults, won the Christina Stead Award for Best Novel of 2015. John's passionate interest in education led him to start two schools, Candlebark, on a vast forested estate near Romsey Victoria, and Alice Miller, at Macedon, a Year 7-12 school with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. The two schools enrol 380 students in 2019.

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