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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?


Alice-Miranda fans will be over the moon to hear that Jacqueline Harvey has written yet another book in the series, Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat. When it comes to Alice-Miranda, there's always lots of excitement, her keen sense of justice and readiness to help whenever she can often take her into dangerous and complicated situations, but she wouldn't have it any other way ... There have been 18 Alice-Miranda books prior to this, and Jacqueline Harvey shows no signs of slowing down, so you can be assured there will always be another in the works for your 7+ reader. She also has a wonderful website and newsletter that you can sign up to and there are lots of extra resources available to parents, teachers and children there too!

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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

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  • Paperback


    June 4, 2019


    384 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook


    June 4, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    384 pages

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