Alice-Miranda is in bustling New York City. It's a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts, chats with zoo animals and classes at Mrs Kimmel's School for Girls, right next to glorious Central Park. Her family's glamorous department store, Highton's on Fifth, has just been renovated, but plans for the fabulous reopening party are going curiously wrong. Is that why Alice-Miranda's father, Hugh, seems so worried? And why is her new friend, Lucinda, so shy about inviting Alice-Miranda home?
Jacqueline Harvey is an award-winning, best-selling children's author from Australia. A former teacher and Deputy Headmistress, she writes the very popular Alice-Miranda books and has recently launched a spin-off series about a lovely little girl called Clementine Rose.
Jacqueline is travelling in the UK and Singapore in early 2013, introducing Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose and having a wonderful time meeting children and visiting schools. She likes to write her books with a view - preferably of the ocean, but she is not averse to the countryside either.
My nine year old daughter enjoyed this but I thought the narration was excruciating and find Alice Miranda to be an annoying character.