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Barry Jonsberg - My Life as an Alphabet (Extract)

Barry Jonsberg - My Life as an Alphabet (Extract)

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Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.
Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

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ISBN: 978-1-74331-097-79 7 8 1 7 4 3 3 1 0 9 7 7
This isn’t just about me. It’s also about the other people in my life – my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. These are people [with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish] who have shaped me, made me what I am. I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it.
 
INTRODUCING CANDICE PHEE:
 twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little .
 
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. odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to ‘fix’ all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life. Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching,
My Life as an Alphabet
 is the delightful story of an unusual girl who goes to great lengths to bring love and laughter into the lives of everyone she cares about. Another gem of a novel from multi- award-winning author Barry Jonsberg.
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My Life As an
ALPHABET
Barry Jonsberg
 
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.First published in 2013Copyright © Barry Jonsberg 2013 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The
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