The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

Barry Jonsberg (Author)


Candice Phee isn't a typical twelve-year-old girl. She has more than her fair share of quirks, but she also has the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to make sure everyone around her is happy--which is no easy feat when dealing with a pet fish with an identity crisis, a friend who believes he came from another dimension, an age-old family feud, and a sick mom. But she is on a mission. Her methods might be unique, but Candice will do whatever it takes to restore order to her world and make sure everyone is absolutely, categorically happy again.

Product Details

Chronicle Books (CA)
Publish Date
September 09, 2014
5.9 X 0.9 X 7.6 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Barry Jonsberg is a multiple award-winning writer of young adult and middle-grade novels. He lives and teaches in Darwin, Australia.


"Jonsberg has created a memorable heroine in Candice, whose determined attempts to heal her family and understand her place in the world will stick with readers."--Publishers Weekly
"Candice is a strong central character, full of personality."-School Library Journal
"You'll like this book AND love it."--Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal blog
"Readers would have to have stone-cold hearts to not root for Candice to succeed."--Booklist
"A heartfelt and humorous novel sure to resonate with any kid that feels different-and as Candice's story reveals, that's almost everyone."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Candice Phee is a memorable character and one that many readers will likely want to befriend."--Kidsreads