Alice-Miranda Holds the Key (#15)
Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays! After a small horseriding accident, Alice-Miranda returns home from school to Highton Hall earlier than expected. Luckily, the holidays are just around the corner and her sprained ankle is on the mend. Alice-Miranda can't wait to spend some time with Mrs Oliver and Shilly and catch up with her friends Poppy and Jasper. There's also the annual Highton Hall garden party to plan! In the midst of the holiday fun, things take a turn when Alice-Miranda's father's business suddenly falls into disrepute. All signs point to the malicious rumours being spread by someone in the village. With the help of her friends, will Alice-Miranda be able to get to the bottom of this very personal matter?
Jacqueline Harvey's bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say. The series has been sold to the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Turkey and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia. Her first and only picture book, The Sound of the Sea was an Honour Book in the 2006 Children's Book Council Awards. Jacqueline has spent most of her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools and has been a Deputy Head and Director of Development. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Jacqueline lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and is currently working on more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose adventures.