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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, December 22, 2012

Clementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster - in stores 1 January 2013

Hello Friends,

I am so excited to tell you that Clementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster will be out on the 1st of January 2013.  Clementine and I haven't met yet, but I suspect we might very soon.  The cover for the new book is below and I think it's adorable.  I wish I had a tea cup pig too - Lavender is so sweet.  Clemmie is starting school - at Ellery Prep, where I used to go before heading off to boarding school.  It's a lovely place and Miss Critchley the Head Teacher is a very special lady.  I hope Clementine loves school as much as I do.  You'll have a little bit longer to wait until my next adventure, Alice-Miranda In Paris is out on the 1st March 2013.  I loved Paris - it's so beautiful and we had an amazing time seeing the sights, singing and unravelling a mystery or two.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season.  Happy Christmas to everyone.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xxx

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