Take Risks is the compelling memoir of a revered author and educator, and a forthright discussion on teaching, parenting and society as a whole.
Life is a thrilling adventure.
Our children get only rare glimpses of the possibilities.
To roam, to dare, to fail … these are the rights of children.
John Marsden, the award-winning, bestselling author of the Tomorrow series, has spent his life educating kids and teenagers. He is passionate about the need to prepare them in all ways for the demands of adulthood.
As the founder and principal of two schools – Candlebark and Alice Miller – John has put his theories to the test and seen the empowering results of his methods.
About the Author
John Marsden has written more than 40 books, including Tomorrow, When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and The Art of Growing Up. 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 400 students in 2021.