Author(s): Jacqueline Harvey
Alice-Miranda takes a bite out of the Big Apple
Alice-Miranda is in bustling New York City. It's a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts, chats with zoo animals, and classes at Mrs. Kimmel's School for Girls, right next to glorious Central Park. Her family's glamorous department store, Highton's on Fifth, has just been renovated, but plans for the fabulous re-opening party are going curiously wrong. Is that why Alice-Miranda's father Hugh seems so worried? And why is her new friend Lucinda so shy about inviting Alice-Miranda home?
'[Alice Miranda's] effervescent personality lends itself well to the novel's hyperbolic atmosphere, and her optimism is contagious." "Publishers Weekly," on "Alice-Miranda at School""
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. Jacqueline has published three novels for young readers. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. She is currently working on Alice-Miranda's next adventure.