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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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Launch Day for Alice-Miranda Shines Bright and the Alice-Miranda Diary - and Happy Father's Day too!

Dear Friends,

Yesterday we had a wonderful launch at The Children's Bookshop in Beecroft for my two new books; Alice-Miranda Shines Bright and the Alice-Miranda Diary, as well as a slightly belated launch for Clementine Rose and the Farm Fiasco.  I loved seeing so many friends and it was fun to have baby animals there to pat and hold as well.  There are lots of animals in both stories including a cheeky donkey called Cynthia, two naughty goats called Cherry and Pickles, a goose called Eloise and a mean ram called Ramon.

My best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey is feeling a little under the weather and I thought her voice would give out but she made it through.  She's not very well at all today though and needs to have a bit of a rest.  I thought I would share some photographs from the day.  There are a few friends whose parents gave permission for them to be on the blog but if other parents would like to send photos to add, Jacqueline would be happy to put them up too.

Her email address is Jacqueline@jacquelineharvey.com.au

The other exciting news is that Alice-Miranda Shines Bright has been selected on the Get Reading Program as one of the 50 Books You Can't Put Down.  I'm so excited to be going to Queensland in the next school holidays where I will be having parties in lots of libraries and bookshops all over the south east of the state.  You can find details here Alice-Miranda Shines Bright Parties in Queensland

Have a wonderful Father's Day everyone.

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xx


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