Alice Miranda at School Book 1 by Jacqueline Harvey

Alice Miranda at School Book 1

Written by Jacqueline Harvey
Part of the Alice-Miranda Series

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Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can't wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins... only not quite as Alice-Miranda expects. The minute she sets foot on the school's manicured grounds, she senses that something is wrong.

Author Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She was awarded the Honour Book in the 2006 Australian CBC Awards and over 50,000 copies of the Alice Miranda series have been sold in Australia. Click here to read her Guest Blog for Random House Children's Books with details of her upcoming tour of the UK and USA.


Alice Miranda at School Book 1 by Jacqueline Harvey

Can one tiny girl change a very big school? Miss Grimm, the headmistress, is nowhere to be seen, the gardens have no flowers, and a mysterious stranger seems to be hiding out on the premises. But that's not all. Some girls are mean and spoiled, like Alethea Goldsworthy. Can Alice-Miranda defeat Alethea in one of three difficult tests she must pass to remain at school? Will she discover Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale's big secret and make things right? Well, if anyone can, it's Alice-Miranda.

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'Alice-Miranda at School is a modern story with a touch of the classics about it - just enough to make it feel like a book from your own childhood: adventurous, beautifully written, comfortable and fun.' - Kids Books Review

'Packed with giggles and wild adventures, you'll fall for Alice-Miranda and you'll love this read!' - Girl Power

'[Alice Miranda's] effervescent personality lends itself well to the novel's hyperbolic atmosphere, and her optimism is contagious' - Publishers Weekly

'Full of humour and with very likeable characters, this book sets a benchmark for a fantastic new series about this entertaining young lady.' - Readplus

About the Author

Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She is pleased to say that she has never yet encountered a headmistress like Miss Grimm, but she has come across quite a few girls who remind her a little of Alice-Miranda. She was awarded the Honour Book in the 2006 Australian CBC Awards. She is currently working on Alice-Miranda's next adventure.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

1st March 2012




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