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Move over, Matilda, and step aside, Madeline, there's a new charming miniature heroine about to make her mark.

Move over, Matilda, and step aside, Madeline, there's a new charming miniature heroine about to make her mark.

Can one tiny girl change a very big school? Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones is waving goodbye to her weeping parents and starting her first day at boarding school. But something is wrong at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The headmistress, Miss Grimm, hasn't been seen for ten years. The prize-winning flowers are gone. And a mysterious stranger is camping in the greenhouse. Alice-Miranda must complete a series of impossible tests. Can she really beat the meanest, most spoilt girl at school in a solo sailing mission? Could she camp in the forest all on her own for five whole days and nights? Well, of course. This is Alice-Miranda, after all.

Reviews

‘I loved this book so much. It’s amazing that a seven-year-old girl can change a whole school! I like Alice-Miranda because she is brave and kind.’ Imogen, 7, Book Buddies Club

‘This book is very exciting. I found it hard to put down when Mum told me to stop reading.’ Kirsten, 9, Book Buddies Club

‘I really loved the book. It was all fabulous. I would give it 9/10.’ Juliette, 9, Book Buddies Club

‘I enjoyed this book because it is about boarding school and I love boarding schools.’ Ailish, 9, Book Buddies Club

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741664515

    February 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742740201

    September 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    228 pages

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Also by Jacqueline Harvey

Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
Alice-Miranda On Holiday 2
Clementine Rose Collection Three
Alice-Miranda Takes The Lead 3
Alice-Miranda In New York 5
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood 16
Alice-Miranda at the Palace 11
Alice-Miranda in Paris 7
Alice-Miranda in China 14
Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15
Clementine Rose Collection One
Kensy and Max 2
Alice-Miranda in Scotland 17
Clementine Rose Collection Four
Clementine Rose Collection Two
2017 Alice-Miranda Journal with lock and key
Clementine Rose and the Wedding Wobbles 13
Alice-Miranda 2017 Diary
2016 Alice-Miranda Journal with lock and key
Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle 12
Alice-Miranda to the Rescue 13
Clementine Rose and the Special Promise 11
Alice-Miranda in the Alps 12
Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency 10

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