I've had the most wonderful week meeting lots of friends in Melbourne and even had time for a tiny bit of sightseeing in Geelong and on the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento with Jacqueline Harvey and Zoe from Random House.
I visited a long list of schools including: Essendon Primary, Brunswick North Primary, St Monica's Moonee Ponds, MLC Junior School Kew, Korowa Anglican Girls School, Geelong Grammar Toorak, Camberwell Girls' Grammar, Maranatha Christian School, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar, St Francis of Assisi Mill Park, Geelong Grammar Prep and Geelong College as well as Preston Library, Book Grove at Ocean Grove and an event at Sandringham Library with the Ulysses Bookstore. We worked with lovely people from Book Bonding at Niddrie, The Little Bookroom, Fairfield Books, My Bookshop by Corrie Perkins, Lamont Books and Dymocks Camberwell too.
I know that my best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey has written all about the tour, day by day on her blog but I thought I would show you some pictures instead.
Happy Easter for the end of the week and have a wonderful holiday if your school is taking a break.
Lots of love,
- Jacqueline Harvey
- 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