Can one tiny girl change a very big school?
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can't wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins . . . only not quite as Alice-Miranda expects.
The minute she sets foot on the school's manicured grounds, she senses that something is wrong: Miss Grimm, the headmistress, is nowhere to be seen, the gardens have no flowers, and a mysterious stranger seems to be hiding out on the premises.
But that's not all. Some girls are mean and spoiled, like Alethea Goldsworthy. Can Alice-Miranda defeat Alethea in one of three difficult tests she must pass to remain at school? Will she discover Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale's big secret and make things right? Well, if anyone can, it's Alice-Miranda!
Jacqueline Harvey spent a number of years teaching in girls' boarding schools, meeting many young students who inspired her characters, until becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, and has won several awards for her work. She lives in Australia.
"Alice-Miranda at School is a modern story with a touch of the classics about it . . . Adventurous, beautifully written, comfortable and fun"
Kids Books Review
"[Alice Miranda's] effervescent personality lends itself well to the novel's hyperbolic atmosphere, and her optimism is contagious"
"Packed with giggles and wild adventures, you'll fall for Alice-Miranda and you'll love this read!"
Full of humour and with very likeable characters, this book sets a benchmark for a fantastic new
series about this entertaining young lady