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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Melbourne International Film Festival

The movie adaptation of Barry Jonsberg’s 2013 Gold Inky Award winning book My Life as an Alphabet will be screening at Melbourne International FIlm Festival in the coming weeks.

The film, “H is for Happiness”,  stars Miriam Margolyes, Emma Booth, Richard Roxburgh and Deborah Mailman and newcomers Daisy Axon and Wesley Patten and is bound to be completely delightful.

H is for Happiness is the story of Candice Phee, a relentlessly optimistic and hilariously forthright girl on the cusp of her 13th birthday. Candice’s family is in disarray: her mum has been living with depression since the death of Candice’s baby sister, while her dad and his brother – Candice’s beloved Rich Uncle Brian – are not on speaking terms. As she faces the uncertainties of impending adolescence with the help of her new friend Douglas Benson, Candice hatches a variety of outlandish schemes to make her nearest and dearest happy again.

It will be great to see such a beloved award winning YA film on the screen! Go to the MIFF website for the trailer session times and tickets. I’ll see you there!

3 comments

sylvs

NO WAY!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK BACK IN 2014!!!!

8th Aug, 19
inky State Library Victoria

YES WAY! I loved this book too! Can't wait to see it on the big screen!

9th Aug, 19
sylvs

In reply to inky

Ugh!! SAME!!!! This would be amazing as a movie!! XD

9th Aug, 19