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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

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hello from not so sunny England!

Hello Friends,
I must apologise for my infrequent posts in the past couple of months.  You see my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey and I have been travelling all over the place talking to children in the United States and United Kingdom about my adventures.  Jacqueline has been writing a very big blog about our adventures. Can you believe that we met over 6500 children!  We visited 37 schools; 24 in America and 13 in England.  At the moment Jacqueline and I are busy working on a new adventure.  We are staying in a very pretty place in England called Oswestry, right near the Welsh borders.
I have exciting news too.  My new story, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way will be launched in Australia 1 August this year.  For my new friends in England, Alice-Miranda On Holiday will be out on the same date there.  And in other very exciting news, Jacqueline has a new series about a lovely little girl (who I actually haven't met yet, but I suspect I will quite soon) called Clementine Rose and her first adventure, Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor will be in the shops in Australia 1 September. 
If you would like to take a peek at our travels in the US and UK, please click the link here http://jacquelineharvey.blogspot.com/  and you will go to Jacqueline's other blog.
I have to say that the weather here in England is rather chilly at the moment.  It's summer and I think today the top temperature was only about 14 degrees celsius.  I hope we see some sunshine soon as there's only another week and a bit before we go to Paris, France!
I will try my best to blog more regularly but until we get home, it could be tricky.
Bye for now and lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xxx