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Tomorrow When the War Began
It's more than just a box office hit
Tomorrow when the war began was the first book in the Tomorrow Series by John Marsden. Often abbreviated to (TWTWB) it is a young adult /teen adventure novel that tells the story of a group of young Australian kids who come back from a camping trip to find their hometown has been invaded and a war has begun.
They return to the bush to hide out and try to figure out how to overcome the invaders. Romances blossoms between some of the couples and there is lots of action and cliff hanging chapter endings making it very difficult to put the book down.
The book is said to be able to drawn in even the most reluctant readers... so much that the Swedish government paid to have copies printed and distributed to high school children.
In 2000 the American Library Association listed the first book in the series, Tomorrow, When the War Began, as one of the 100 best books for teenage readers published between 1966 and 2000. (Wikipedia)
Teaching Resources for Tomorrow When the War Began
- Tomorrow Fansite
Amazing collection of resource, screensavers, book covers - You name it it's here!
- An Exploration of "Tomorrow, When The War Began" and its sequels, by John Marsden
Character information, synopsis and more
- John Marsden's official site
Explore more books from the author and also more teaching ideas
- Tomorrow When the War Began - TESOL resources
Comprehension questions and vocabulary review for chapter 5 of TWTWB
- Courage Requires Self-control Standing up for Justice, Family and Friends Tomorrow When The War Be
A unit of work on courage and TWTWB
Official trailer of Tomorrow When The War Began - by John Marsden
The Tomorrow Series - By John Marsden
Tomorrow When the War Began Theme Song - By Nic Cester (from Jet)
The Theme song for TWTWB is sung by Nic Cester from the Band Jet.
All the books in the Tomorrow series
There are seven books in the series. Another series "The Ellie Chronicles" consists of three books that continue Ellie's story.
- Tomorrow, When The War Began (1993)
- The Dead Of The Night (1994)
- The Third Day, The Frost (1995) - (released as the Killing Frost in USA)
- Darkness, Be My Friend (1996)
- Burning For Revenge (1997)
- The Night Is For Hunting (1998)
- The Other Side of Dawn (1999)
Sarah Blasko - Flame Trees
Originally a Cold Chisel song... Also sung by Sarah in the Australian movie Little Fish
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The book or the film, which is best?
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