H is for Happiness

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title H is for Happiness
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Barry Jonsberg
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Pages:272
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 128
ISBN 9781760527402
Audience
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 7 January 2020
NZ Release Date 7 January 2020
Publication Country Australia

Description

'Where do I start in explaining how much I loved this hilariously quirky and moving story with its beautiful, fractured gem of a narrator? How about A is for Awesome.' - Michael Gerard Bauer 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 ... 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 in her life. Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, H is for Happiness is the film based on Barry Jonsberg's award-winning novel My Life as an Alphabet.

Author Biography

Barry Jonsberg's YA novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It's Not All About YOU, Calma! were shortlisted for the CBCA awards. It's Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature and Dreamrider was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Awards. Being Here won the QLD Premier's YA Book Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award. My Life as an Alphabet won the Gold Inky, the Children's Peace Literature Award, the Territory Read, Children's Literature/YA Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the CBCA awards, the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards. A Song Only I Can Hear won the Indie Book Award and was a Notable book in the CBCA awards. Barry lives in Darwin. His books have been published in the USA, the UK, France, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Turkey, China and Korea.