$0.00 | 0 Items in cart

The Secret Life of a Funny Girl

The Secret Life of a Funny Girl

Flanker Press
Paperback
2012-10-15

1771170123
9781771170123

16.95 CAD

facebook linktwitter link

It’s the year of our Lord 1971, and Maureen O’Neill is one of the smartest girls at Fatima Academy. One of the funniest, too. Her teachers don’t like it, but her friends think she’s a riot. But one day her world begins to crumble apart, and Maureen is forced to keep a terrible secret. Meanwhile, the girls are whispering about her, the boys are starting to notice her, and the teachers are driving her crazy. The Secret Life of a Funny Girl is award-winning writer Susan Chalker Browne’s tenth book for children and her first young adult novel.

Susan Chalker Browne has won a variety of writing awards for her children’s books and, in this reviewer’s opinion, her first young adult novel is absolutely deserving of the same treatment. For so many reasons, The Secret Life of a Funny Girl is a memorable book which I am thrilled to have read and which I cannot recommend highly enough!-- CM: Canadian Review of Materials --
This is a coming-of-age story with a good dramatic arc and supportive narrative heft.-- The Telegram --
This is a coming of age story set in the early 1970's, where gender roles are stereotypical and societal stigma around mental illness abounds. The language, technology and social customs accurately portray the era.-- Resource Links --
Browne has written an authentic tale in the voice of a thirteen year-old girl who shows maturity beyond her years through a difficult situation. I would recommend this book to early teen readers.-- Amy’s Marathon of Books --

Shopping Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart

Tax Price Qty Total

Sub Total $0.00
Shipping $0.00
HST (0%) $0.00
GST $0.00
Total $0.00

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

Related Products


discount
Flanker Press The Secret Life of a Funny Girl
The Secret Life of a Funny Girl
discount
Flanker Press Saltwater Joys
Saltwater Joys
discount
Flanker Press A Newfoundland Year
A Newfoundland Year
Dawn Baker
$12.95 more
discount
Flanker Press Amanda Greenleaf
Amanda Greenleaf
Ed Kavanagh
$14.95 more
discount
Flanker Press How Dog Became A Friend
How Dog Became A Friend
discount
Flanker Press Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti's Amulet
Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti's Amulet

About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

LEARN MORE
Flanker Press Ltd.
PO Box 2522, Station C
St. John's, NL A1C 6K1
Canada

TF: 1.866.739.4420

Tel: 709.739.4477

Fax: 709.739.4420


The Latest
Always something new

Events
11 Dec, 2019
Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story Book Launch
12 Dec, 2019
Justin Barbour Signing in Corner Brook
12 Dec, 2019
Helen C. Escott Signing in St. John's

News
28 Nov, 2019
Flanker Press - 12 Books For Christmas - Giveaway
26 Nov, 2019
Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Book Launch
04 Nov, 2019
Flanker Press Author makes NL Reads 2020 shortlist

Submissions
Send us your manuscript

Please review our guidelines for submitting fiction and non-fiction manuscripts to be considered for publication.

LEARN MORE

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.