The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

Categorical UniverseTwelve-year-old, special-needs student Candice, who lives in Queensland, Australia, is given a school assignment to write an alphabetical autobiography – one paragraph for each letter. But Candice is different and quirky and she loves the dictionary, so she decides to write a chapter for each letter. She knows herself and she has a lot to say. She tells about her struggling family, her friend Douglas Benson from Another Dimension, her teacher Miss Bamford, her religiously-confused pet fish, and her Rich Uncle Brian. She is on a mission to make everyone in her life happy and to understand her world. Candice is smart, optimistic, endearing, and self-diagnosed as weird. This first-person narrative is wonderfully funny and thought-provoking. mjw
Title: The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee
Author: Barry Jonsberg
: Chronicle Books
: 2014
Original Language
: English
Original Title
: My Life As The Alphabet
Original Publisher
: Allen and Unwin, Australia
Original Copyright
: 2013
: 978-1-4521-3351-5
Hardcover pages
: 242
Age range
: 10-13
: Fiction
Book setting
: Albright, Queensland, Australia
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: Darwin, Australia
: 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honor Book, 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Children’s Fiction Awards Shortlist
: Australia, Autism, Families, Friendship, Parents

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