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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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Exciting News!

Hello Friends,

I hope you're all well.  My best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey and I are still away overseas at the moment in England and I am so excited that next week we will be in Paris!  But I have some other exciting news too.  My first adventure, Alice-Miranda at School has been shortlisted for the REAL awards (Reading and Enjoying Australian Literature) which are a children's choice awards in Australia.  The link to the poster for the Younger Readers shortlist here:  http://home.vicnet.net.au/~yabba/12_POSTER_final_A4_younger.pdf   and the website here:  http://home.vicnet.net.au/~yabba/

I am in great company with girls like Poppy and Grace and Billie B Brown too as well as other friends, Selby and Tashi.  Congratulations to all the authors on the list.

My other exciting news is that while we've been visiting England we have found out that all of my adventures (that's ten books in total) will be coming to the UK!  And, my new frend, Clementine Rose (who I actually haven't met yet, but I'm sure that I will soon) is coming to the UK too - she has 8 adventures!

A couple of days ago Jacqueline and her husband Ian got to look inside Caledonia Manor where Miss Hephzibah lives.  She wrote about it on her blog.  http://jacquelineharvey.blogspot.com/

Anyway, I'm sorry to have to dash off but there is a lot of work to be done and Jacqueline Harvey needs my help.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xxx

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