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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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead

Hello everyone,

It's hard to believe that it's already the end of January. I have been rather quiet over Christmas and New Year - mostly because my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey has been very busy helping me write a new adventure. Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead is in the shops today! I thought it wasn't coming until next Tuesday but today Jacqueline saw it in a lovely bookshop in Wahroonga NSW called Novella. I am so excited - the cover is very pretty. Last term at school the girls were telling me about a legend of a witch who lives in the woods. One afternoon Millie and I went out riding with a new girl, Sloane and our friend Madeline and let's just say that Bonaparte (my pony) wasn't on his best behaviour. I ended up far from home and I met a lovely new friend. Her name is Miss Hephzibah but I don't want to spoil the surprise if you'd like to read the book. We also had a play at school and I got to play one of the lead roles. Anyway, I can't wait to hear what you think about the new story. I promise I''ll write more often again now that school is back.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xx

PS We are having special book launch afternoon tea at Reel on Redleaf cafe in Wahroonga on Sunday 20 February. All my friends are invited and I will make sure that there's an invitation posted on the blog.

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