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A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius

by (author) Stacey Matson

Initial publish date
Oct 2016
School & Education
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Arthur Bean is a genius—it's just that no one else realizes this quite yet. He's going to be a world-famous author, and the first step is to win this year's story-writing contest. What he writes is pretty funny, but it gets him into trouble too.

Like with his English teacher.
And the school newspaper advisor.
And cool girl Kennedy.
And Arthur's number one nemesis, Robbie Zack.

But all greatauthors spark controversy, so Arthur's not too concerned. Through letters, email exchanges, "SEE ME" notes and doodles, enter the funny, touching, and often mixed-up mind of Arthur Bean, creative genius.

Praise for A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius:
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts (NCBLA)
Indie Next Pick
Junior Library Guild Pick

About the author


Stacey Matson a travaillé dans un programme de théâtre sur la Colline du Parlement et elle a écrit des oeuvres pour le musée Glenbow et le théâtre All-Nations à Calgary. Elle a tout récemment complété une maîtrise en littérature jeunesse à l'université de la Colombie-Britannique. Ma vie de grand et parfait génie incompris est le premier roman d'une trilogie.


Stacey Matson has worked in a theatre program on Parliament Hill and written theatre pieces for the Glenbow Museum and for the All-Nations Theatre in Calgary. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Children's Literature at the University of British Columbia. This is her first novel in a planned trilogy. Stacey lives in Vancouver, BC.


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