Alice-Miranda is thrilled to be back at school, where the girls are preparing a play with the neighbouring boys' school. But it's not all glitter and stage lights.
Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She's never met a witch in the woods but she has met quite a few girls who remind her a little of Alice-Miranda. She was awarded the Honour Book in the 2006 Australian CBC Awards for her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, and she has written several stories about Alice-Miranda, as well as a new heroine, Clementine Rose. She is currently working on Alice-Miranda's next adventure.