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My Life as an Alphabet

How can you make unhappy people happy again? Candice knows it for sure!

Candice is asked by her favourite teacher, Miss Bamford, to write a report about her experiences divided into paragraphs from A to Z. Maybe the task gets somehow easier when she starts her report with her first letter to her pen friend Denille in New York. She could also report on her birth, although she has to rely on her parents and Uncle Brian’s reports for this event.

When Candice gets to know her new classmate Douglas Benson, things get even more complicated. Douglas believes he is from another dimension, where his true parents really live. But there are other, even more important things, Candice has to deal with, for example, her parents‘ reconciliation with Uncle Brian. Somehow, Candice will help improve the general level of happiness in the world. She is certainly not short of ideas!


This book is suitable for readers over 9 years old.

Barry Jonsberg’s young adult novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It’s Not All About YOU, Calma! were short-listed for the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year, Older Readers, awards. It’s Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children’s Literature, Dreamrider was short-listed in the NSW Premier’s Awards for the Ethel Turner prize and Cassie (Girlfriend Fiction) was short-listed for the Children’s Peace Literature Award. Being Here won the QLD Premier’s Young Adult Book Award 2011 and was short-listed for the 2012 Prime Minister’s award.

Barry lives in Darwin with his family. His books have been published in the US, the UK, France, Poland, Germany and China.

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