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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, August 25, 2012

Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor

Hello Friends,
I am so excited that my new friend, Clementine Rose has had her first adventure listed on the Get Reading Program for 2012.  The book is officially out in the shops next Saturday! This is what the Get Reading catalogue says about Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor.

Clementine Rose lives in Penberthy Floss in a large,ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, butler Digby Pertwhistle and a very sweet little teacup pig called Lavender. When her scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the household is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag? If you loved Enid Blyton when you were growing  up, your little girl will love Clementine Rose.
Recommended for children age 5+

I hope you love her adventures as much as I do!
Have a great week,
Alice-Miranda xoxo

Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Week Dress Ups!

This is my good friend, Lucy, who as you can see, dressed up as me for her school Book Week parade.  Did you dress up too?  Would you like to have your photo on the Alice-Miranda blog site?  if you would, please email it to jacqueline@jacquelineharvey.com.au and I'm sure that she will post it here too.

I hope you had a wonderful Book Week!

Bye for now,
Alice-Miranda xoxox

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Book Week Dressing Up

Hello Friends,

This week I had the pleasure of seeing quite a lot of girls dressed up as me for their Book Week Parade.  I was hoping that if you dressed up this year, you could send a photo to my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey at her email address jacqueline@jacquelineharvey.com.au and she could put them here on the blog.  My new adventure, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way is now out in the shops.  We are still going to have an official launch but we're going to combine it with the launch of a new friend, Clementine Rose, whose first adventure, Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor will be out next month.  I will post more details as soon as the grown ups make some decisions.  I hope you all have a great Book Week.  Last week I met lots of new friends at the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival and I can't wait to hear what they think about the books.

Jacqueline Harvey is helping me work on my next adventure, Alice-Miranda in Paris - which will be out in February next year.

Have a lovely weekend - I'd better get going as it's getting close to bedtime.

Good night!

Alice-Miranda xoxox