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Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hello!

Hello everyone,

I must apologise for my lack of recent blogging activity. You see my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey has been away. Jacqueline visited New York where she met the lovely Francoise Bui, one of the children's publishers at Random House Delacorte, who is publishing my stories in the United States in April 2011. Jacqueline has also been away working on my fourth adventure, Alice-Miranda at Sea, which has been quite the most wonderful time. I am really looking forward to sharing my next story with you all in February next year. It's called Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead...but I'm not going to give you any hints about it just yet.

Anyway while Jacqueline was in New York she visited the most amazing store, American Girl and she found an American Girl doll who looks just like me. At the moment her mother in law is making her a Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale uniform so we can look just the same!

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