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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

Alice-Miranda has a beguiling ability to enchant those around her and an enthusiasm for helping people in need. This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humour and intrigue.

Kirkus 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

  • Alice-Miranda At School
    Jacqueline Harvey

    Paperback

    9781760890698

    May 7, 2019

    Puffin

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9781741664515

    February 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742740201

    September 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    228 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Google Play
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