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Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius

  • ISBN 9781443133906, Ebook
  • 264 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Lights. Camera. Action! Arthur Bean’s life has taken a turn for the adventurous — two girlfriends to deal with, and a blockbuster film to co-write, produce and direct. How crazy can one school year get?

Arthur and Robbie have called a truce now that the writing contest and school play are over…but plans go astray when Arthur’s new girlfriend Anila gets jealous of his friendship with Kennedy. And then there’s that little problem of the movie camera Arthur and Robbie borrowed to film their upcoming blockbuster movie.

As Arthur’s life goes off the rails all over again, laughs for the reader are right on track. Emails, doodles, texts, newspaper articles, AV Club rules (which Arthur and Robbie usually break) give the story the same engaging look as A Year in the Life of a (Total and Complete) Genius.

Rights Sold

English (Australia) – Scholastic Australia, English (UK) – Andersen Press, English (US) – Sourcebooks, Portuguese – Geracao

Selling Points

• A fresh and distinctive new voice
• Offbeat approach using journals, emails, doodles to convey Arthur’s trials and tribulations
• Second title of a trilogy


  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Junior Library Guild selection, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016