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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey


From the Alice-Miranda series, volume 1

by Jacqueline Harvey & illustrated by J. Yi

Age Range: 7 - 11

Pub Date: April 12th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-385-73993-1
Publisher: Delacorte

The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Despite having doting, extremely wealthy parents and a precocious nature, Alice-Miranda is neither selfish nor spoiled. Instead, she has a beguiling ability to enchant those around her and an enthusiasm for helping people in need. Upon arrival at boarding school, Alice-Miranda discovers a host of mysteries to solve, including a distraught cook, a heartbroken assistant and a headmistress who is never seen by staff or students. With wisdom beyond her years, the spirited 7-year-old wades in to solve everyone’s problems. In doing so, she garners the unwelcome attention of queen bee Alethea and the appropriately named headmistress, Miss Grimm. In an effort to oust Alice-Miranda, Miss Grimm sets a herculean series of tasks she must pass in order to remain at the Academy. Readers will cheer for plucky Alice-Miranda as she attempts a comprehensive exam, an arduous solo camping trip and a sailing contest with the nefarious Alethea. This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)