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  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143786030
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat

Alice-Miranda 18

And a one, two, three, hit it!

After a disastrous fire in the village leaves a family without a home, Alice-Miranda and her friends pitch in to help. They decide to hold a music festival to raise funds. The only trouble is, not everyone's as keen on the idea.

Things are also heating up in Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies with Miss Reedy at the helm. The arrival of a new teacher, a deputy turned diva and an entire faculty of disgruntled staff sees tempers flare. Has the power gone to Miss Reedy's head or is there a sinister hand at play? One thing is for certain: there's no smoke without fire.

Alice-Miranda is put to the test. Can she ensure the festival, with its many secrets and surprises, hits all the right notes?

  • Pub date: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143786030
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey worked in schools for many years but has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child.

She is the author of the popular Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, which have sold over one million copies in Australia alone. Her books have received numerous short-listings and awards while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was a CBCA Honour Book.

Jacqueline speaks to thousands of young people at schools and festivals around the world, and says the characters in her books are often made up of the best bits of children she’s met over the years. While she is not a twin, like Kensy and Max she does have excellent powers of observation and has always thought she’d make a great spy.

Jacqueline lives in Sydney and is currently working on more Kensy and Max and Alice-Miranda adventures, and some exciting new projects too.

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Praise for Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat

“Jacqueline Harvey's special style of weaving mysteries and secrets into her middle-grade novels certainly keeps readers guessing. Each thread is beautifully woven throughout [and] all the much-loved elements are here - pony rides, delicious food, community spirit, new babies and close friendships. Combined with Alice-Miranda's sense of fair play and supportive nature, Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat makes another delightful addition to the series.”

Rhyllis Bignell, ReadPlus

“Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat is an empowering story, inspiring readers that young people can make a difference when they draw on their strengths and work as a team. There’s strong messages about family, friendship, fairness and loyalty too.”

Carissa Mason, CBCA Reading Time

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