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9781741664515Can 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.

Random House


Comments on: "Alice-Miranda at school – Jacqueline Harvey" (21)

  1. This book is a great if you are looking for a long series as there are heaps of Alice miranda’s. But the thing I like about the first one is that i started reading this book with my mum when I was 7 years old and that was how old Alice was so i could really put myself as her in the book. It is about a girl who goes attends a boarding school and comes across adventures. I rate this book a 8 out of 10.


  2. I definitely recommend the book ‘Alice-Miranda at school’. Alice-Miranda is starting at ‘Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies’. She immediately made some new friends shortly after she waves goodbye to her weeping parents. Alice-Miranda discovers unsolved mysteries of the school and goes on risky adventures full of fun! Alice-Miranda spreads happiness and joy where ever she goes with her soft voice and sweet smile. I really enjoyed this book because i think it is a really unique story idea and a lovely read. I was drawn to this book as it had some great descriptive words and the story structure was very well done! My eyes were glued to each page, once I started reading this incredible story I couldn’t stop turning the pages and flying through each chapter. I loved the book ‘Alice-Miranda at school’ and I strongly recommend for everyone. 10/10


  3. Olivia said:

    I definitely recommend the book Alice – Miranda at school, once I started to read this book I honestly didn’t put it down. The main character Alice – Miranda decides that she needs more adventures so she packs her bag and off she goes to Winchesterfield – downsfordale academy for proper young ladies. The principle Miss Grimm has not come out of her office for nearly 10 years. She sends Alice – Miranda on all sorts of adventures including a big hike to prove that she is worthy to be apart of such an amazing school. On her hike she discovers a delicious mystery and then everything makes so much more sense. Will she be able to bring Miss Grimm out of her study, make new friends, complete extravagant courses, finish challenging tests and do her school work all at the same time? after all she is only seven and one quarter years old. This is an enthralling story, I would rate this 9/10. It has constant mystery that will keep you interested for hours!!!


  4. Alice miranda at school

    Miss Grimm is a very strict principal and hasn’t been out of her office for 10 years and everyone will not dear to go near her or in her office, but that all changes when alice miranda comes.
    I really enjoyed reading this because you never know what is going to happen and you can never put it down.
    I would rate this book 10/10.


  5. Gabrielle said:

    I definetly recommend Alice-Miranda at school for many ages, younger to challenge them but is enjoyable and older people to enjoy as a quick read on the run. Alice-Miranda-Hight-Smith-Kennington-Jones is one of the most strong, confident and kindhearted characters I know and these traits come out as she ventures into the dark, daring world of SCHOOL! This book contains many challenges that Alice-Miranda overcomes and I would definetly recommend it!


  6. I love all the Alice-Miranda books, especially Alice-Miranda at School. I love Alice-Miranda and her polite and friendly personality and also her knack fro solving problems. I can also relate to Millie and her friendship with Alice-Miranda.
    This book is an easy read and is definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone who is over the age of eight or nine.


  7. Alice Miranda at School
    I loved the books so much, it is so interesting and funny. I loved all of it they were so good and I just loved them so much. I loved Alice Miranda, but she could be annoying sometimes, just because she is spoilt but her character is still so nice. I don’t really have a least favourite bit. I would definitely recommend this book to others, and I think anyone would enjoy reading these books


  8. I was recommended this book in primary school and have loved all of them onward since then. Alice-Miranda at school is a wonderful book, about a 7-year-old who goes to a boarding school for young girls. But little does she know there is trouble at her school Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. She makes new friends, helps the other students, and tries to figure out the mysteries at her new school, including why the headmistress is the way she is. This book is just so creative and funny and would be a favourite of everyone.


  9. Georgia said:

    Alice-Miranda is a lovely read because it is about this girl called Alice-Miranda who goes to this really good boarding school she makes a lot of new friends and finds out why the principal doesn’t talk that much to the students and gets her to come out of her shell.
    Alice-Miranda seires it is very good and I have read all the books in the series so far. I would reccomend this book for people aged 8-12.


  10. Alexandra said:

    I love this book and all of the others in the series. as soon as I picked up the book I couldn’t put it back down. Alice is such an energetic and adventurous character and i would recommend this book to someone ages 8+ and rate it a 8/10.


  11. This is a good book and it is a easy read for people who are not normally readers. Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones the main character is a young girl who is kind, polite and very bright. i recommend this book for ages 9-14 and rate it a 8/10.


  12. Chloe said:

    I read these books when I was younger and loved them. They are really good for your younger sister. It is so enthralling how she always gets caught up with these mysteries and has to solve them. Alice-Miranda is one of those people who you can’t not learn to love she is so adorable and cute she is like a teddy bear. She is so smart and switched on for a 10 year old it is crazy. It is very fun and a really easy read . Enjoy


  13. Priscilla said:

    By Jacqueline Harvey

    This is a great light read, the story so cute and highly enjoyable, I am quite fond of it! Because it really hits home!
    I have loved alice-miranda since I was little. I have all 13 books at home and love them dearly.

    Alice-miranda Kennington Jones Highton Smith is a tiny, ambitious little 7 and a half year old girl. She is (of course!) my favourite character, so polite, lovely and unique – I have never read about a character just quite like her – She inspires me so much! She was so excited she booked herself into school early. Alice-Miranda loves Winchcesterfield-downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, and makes lots of new friends like Milicent Jane McLoughline McTavish McNoughton McGill. But somethings not quite right, alice-miranda has a funny feeling about something. A mysterious stranger is camping in the greenhouse, The famous flowers are missing. And the grumpy headmistress Miss Grimm, hasn’t been seen for a whole ten years!

    Then Miss Grimm makes Alice-Miranda try to complete a series of near impossible tests. Can she actually beat the rudest and most spoilt (Not to mention competitive!) girl in the whole school in a sailing mission? Could she really complete a maths test so hard, none of the senior years could complete it? 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.

    Don’t miss on Alice-Miranda’s amazing adventures and wonderful mysteries!!!
    10/10 from me!


  14. Although it is aimed at a younger audience, Alice miranda is the perfect book for some light reading. It is about a 10 year old girl who is energetic, loving, and very smart. However, she always finds herself solving crimes and mysteries. It is great for a 9+ audience and will enthral the reader from the first page.


  15. Tayla said:

    Cute, ambitious and tiny little Alice-Miranda is the obvious main character in this story! She’s booked herself into school early and can’t wait, but school principal isn’t keen on having her at her school. She finds herself thrown into many adventures but she will always pull through, she’s Alice-Miranda! A cute, enjoyable and adventurous book that will make you want to be her best friend! I recommend it for readers aged 9+. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, why not go on to read the whole series? 9/10!


  16. i love this book so much because the main character alice miranda is so funny how she is always talking about adventure and loves to have fun! i think its really great how she goes to a really snobby private school when she is quite mischievous. I recommend this book to 9 year olds and up, enjoy!


  17. I enjoyed this book but sometimes i found it a bit boring. Its about a girl call Alice-Miranda that is going to a boarding school called Winchcesterfield-downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. I would recommend this book to people that like adventure books I give this book 6.95 out of ten


  18. Lucy c said:

    I personally enjoyed this book very much and found it very thrilling. my favourite part was when Alice Miranda won the boat race with the Green Emerald. i think Alice Miranda is a good book for those who like an easy read and also for those younger readers who seek a role model. Alice Miranda would be my favourite character because she is so kind and polite and speaks to everyone in a positive way. I also think that the head misstres miss Grim was a really brilliant character once she opened up. i really loved this book and i would rate it a 7.5/10.


  19. Saskia said:

    This book it really good and i love it a lot and is one of my favourite books to read because it is so cute an sweet the way the characters are set and me and my friends all love it. It is the style of book i like to read which is like books set in England with a bit of drama about a girl. Its really fun and cute but at sometimes can get a little boring. It is all about this polite little girl ready to explore the world and achieve her dreams which is inspiring. Its the perfect book to me but i am not sure who it may interest. I do recommend this fabulous book though!


  20. ‘Alice Miranda’ is such a girly book. With the main character being a proper young lady and having great qualities she turns heads when everyone sees her. I dont know what it is about Alice but she is like a character that I have never heard of before. I would rate the book an 8/10 because its a great read.


  21. I recommend the book “Alice – Miranda at school. The main character Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, decides to attend Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. She is such a polite, kind and friendly little seven year old girl and this book is just so relaxing to read. I rate it a 9/10, just because the personality of Alice – Miranda is just so unique. I recommend this book for ages 10-14.


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