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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, August 18, 2012

Book Week Dressing Up

Hello Friends,

This week I had the pleasure of seeing quite a lot of girls dressed up as me for their Book Week Parade.  I was hoping that if you dressed up this year, you could send a photo to my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey at her email address jacqueline@jacquelineharvey.com.au and she could put them here on the blog.  My new adventure, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way is now out in the shops.  We are still going to have an official launch but we're going to combine it with the launch of a new friend, Clementine Rose, whose first adventure, Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor will be out next month.  I will post more details as soon as the grown ups make some decisions.  I hope you all have a great Book Week.  Last week I met lots of new friends at the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival and I can't wait to hear what they think about the books.

Jacqueline Harvey is helping me work on my next adventure, Alice-Miranda in Paris - which will be out in February next year.

Have a lovely weekend - I'd better get going as it's getting close to bedtime.

Good night!

Alice-Miranda xoxox

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