Alice-Miranda is in 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. Her family's department store, Highton's on Fifth, has just been renovated, but plans for the re-opening party are going wrong. Is that why Alice-Miranda's father Hugh seems so worried?
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.