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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

by (author) Stacey Matson

Independent Publishers Group, Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Humorous Stories, Friendship
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


Gordon Korman meets Word Nerd in this totally (and completely) genius debut!

Arthur Bean, soon-to-be a rich and famous author, has set two goals for himself: to win the school writing contest and to win the heart of his secret crush, Kennedy. But his life has had some major twists and turns lately, and the recent loss of his mother definitely complicates things.

Arthur is in turns outrageous, defiant, and unintentionally hilarious as we peek over his shoulder at his reading journals, notes from his long-suffering teachers, his offbeat articles for the school newspaper - even the emails he sends to writing partner Kennedy. A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius is a fresh and funny story about a boy whose bad luck can't dampen his spirit - or his love of writing.

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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Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius:

"At once funny, outrageous, thoughtful, and informative, this is a story with something for everyone, and Arthur's is a voice readers won't soon forget." -CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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