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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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

School visits - new friends

Hello Friends,

What a busy couple of days my best grown-up friend Jacqueline Harvey has had.  Yesterday she visited the lovely girls at Pymble Ladies' College, Roseville College and Ravenswood.  She talked to around 600 students and she said that lots of the girls were very excited about reading my stories.  Today she visited the boys and girls in Year 5 at Arden and then went on to Tara where she talked to all of the girls from Year 3-6.  Jacqueline said that she had the most wonderful couple of days and she loves meeting my friends.

Next week she's going to see the girls at Santa Sabina Del Monte and perhaps some other places too.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xoxo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Alice-Miranda In New York Launch in Wahroonga Park


Hello Friends,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of my friends who came today to help me celebrate the launch of Alice-Miranda In New York. We had sunshine, tasty hot dogs and gelato that was 'the bomb'. It was amazing to see so many girls dressed up as me or in their finest New York City style - congratulations to the winners of the lookalike competition - I'm so glad that Dorothy from Random House had to choose because it was too hard! The wonderful people at Novella Bookshop did the best job and I know my best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey is thrilled with what a great day it was. I'm sure there must have been some people in the park wondering what was going on. And the music was fantastic thanks to Anna, who is a gorgeous friend of mine.
I can't wait to show you all the photographs - there will be some here and some on Jacqueline Harvey's website at www.jacquelineharvey.com.au
Can't wait to see you at the next launch and I hope you enjoy reading Alice-Miranda In New York!
lots of love,
Wahroonga Park -  sunny scene
Alice-Miranda xoxoxo