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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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Week Fun

Hello Friends,

One of my lovely friends, Georgie sent me a photo of her little sister Juliet, who dressed up as Clementine Rose for her school's book day.  Doesn't she look amazing!  I'd love to have more photos of characters from my stories or Clementine's to add to the blog if you or your friends dressed up this week.  Of course please make sure that you have your parents' permission to send the photo.

My best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey is enjoying her first Book Week as a full time writer. Yesterday she visited Warrawee Public School and had a great day.  The highlight was meeting one of the boys who wasn't very excited by the prospect of hearing about Clemmie's and my stories at the beginning but by the end he was so excited to be able to read the books.  It was wonderful to see him so eager and not at all worried that there are girls on the cover.  I don't know why people fuss about that - there are lots of boys in the stories!

Today Jacqueline's been with the girls at PLC Prep in Pymble and had a great day talking to the children from Kindergarten to Year 3 as well as doing some writing workshops too.  There were some very funny stories about Clementine visiting Hong Kong with her mother and Lavender for a holiday and poor Lavender being chased by a crazy butcher who was sizing her up for his pork dumplings.  Luckily Lavender and Clementine outsmarted him in the end.

There are more adventures for the rest of the week so stay tuned.

Hope you all have a fantastic week.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xxx

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