Monday, April 22, 2013

Alice-Miranda in Paris by Jacqueline Harvey ★ ★ ★★★

Reviewed by Sophia (Aged 10)  Meet Sophia

         In this book, Alice-Miranda in Paris, Alice-Miranda and her friends from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale, and the boys from Fayle School for Boys go to Paris to sing at a few fashion week events. A group of teachers travel with them to Paris. Catastrophe strikes when a very unique fabric goes missing from a famous fashion designer. This becomes part of a mystery.  
          Famous fashion designers are all getting ready for the show that is taking place in just a matter of days. They make the most of their visit by seeing the Eiffel Tower and many other places around Paris. A young boy from Fayle School named Sep sees a child in a window. The boy looks sadly at Sep who gets curious and wants to find out more about the boy. Alice-Miranda and all the other children perform as a choir at two of the fashion shows and at the fashion week mass.
          Her mother surprises her when she shows up at her performances. At the time of the fashion show Alice-Miranda realizes there is a dark side to some fashion designers. Is someone out to ruin fashion week? As she is a nice and intelligent person, she knows exactly what to do. This turns out to be a bit of an adventure for her.
          This is a very interesting story that relates to other little girls that are intelligent, nice and confident. I enjoyed this book and wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. It was a great read and other girls will also enjoy reading it. I hope! 

Thank you to Random House Kids Books for our review copy of Alice-Miranda in Paris
For more information on this book please visit the book’s page: ALICE-MIRANDA IN PARIS

         Jacqueline Harvey is married to Ian – who she says is the most amazing husband and frequently comes up with great ideas for her writing and she has a stepdaughter, Olivia.  Until the end of October 2012 Jacqueline worked full time as the Director of Development at Abbotsleigh, a school for girls in Sydney where she used to be Deputy Head of the Junior School.           She has now taken the brave and scary leap to become a full time author and is available for school visits, teacher inservice and other speaking engagements.
          Jacqueline has always loved writing and has kept diaries for many years (which she says should definitely be destroyed before anyone else has a chance to read them). Inspired by her students, she would often write poems and stories for her classes and always hoped that one day she would be published.
         Jacqueline enjoys playing golf, reading, travelling and eating out.  She likes writing her books somewhere with a view of the sea.

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