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Jacqueline Harvey
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Jacqueline Harvey worked in schools for many years but has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child.

She is the author of the popular Alice-Miranda, Clementine Rose, Kensy and Max and Willa and Woof series, which have sold almost two million copies in Australia alone. In 2022, she released a picture book, That Cat, illustrated by one of her former students, Kate Isobel Scott. Jacqueline's books have received numerous shortlistings and awards while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was a CBCA Honour Book.

Jacqueline speaks to thousands of young people at schools and festivals around the world, and says the characters in her books are often made up of the best bits of children she’s met over the years. While she is not a twin, like Kensy and Max she does have excellent powers of observation and has always thought she’d make a great spy.

Jacqueline lives between Sydney, Australia, and Queenstown, New Zealand, and is currently working on more Willa and Woof adventures, several picture book projects and an exciting new middle-grade story.

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Order your copy here - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/willa-and-woof-4-wedding-rescue-9781761043345 Adventure, imagination and loads of fun. Summer has arrived and Willa’s excited – it’s time for Aunty Jane’s wedding! But December means it’s bushfire season too and Willa’s town is in danger. When a spot fire burns down the wedding venue, she has to jump into action to save the day. She’ll need to enlist the help of some of Sunset Views retirement village’s most talented residents (along with Tae, her best same-age friend; her trusty sidekick Woof; and Frank, her best old-age friend) to pull everything together. Can Willa find a way to rescue the wedding?

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Adventure, imagination and loads of fun. From the bestselling author of Alice-Miranda comes this humorous and heartfelt series about eight-year-old Willa and her best four-legged friend, Woof! Willa’s in trouble. Mimi – the famous racing pigeon owned by Frank, her neighbour and best old-aged friend – is missing. And Willa is pretty sure she’s the one who left the cage door open . . . She’ll need her most creative ideas (along with the help of Tae, her best same-age friend, and her trusty sidekick Woof, the albino Irish Wolfhound) to track Mimi down before Frank finds out! Can Willa find Mimi before it’s too late? Order your copy here - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/willa-and-woof-1-mimi-is-missing-9781761043314

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That Cat read aloud by Jacqueline Harvey

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/that-cat-9781761040702 An utterly delightful rhyming book, purrfect for the whole family. Nothing is quite like a cat. There are brat cats and fat cats, rat cats and mat cats . . . but if there's one cat everyone knows, it's THAT CAT. #ThatCat #JacquelineHarvey #KateIsobelScott