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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 and Kensy and Max series, which have sold over one million copies in Australia alone. Her books have received numerous short-listings 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 in Sydney and is currently working on more Kensy and Max adventures, and some exciting new projects too.

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Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News

Introducing Kensy and Max – an action-packed spy-adventure series for girls and boys from bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey! Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News is out March 2018 https://www.penguin.com.au/books/kensy-and-max-1-breaking-news-9780143780656

Kensy and Max 3: Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey

3, 2, 1, the twins are back in town! Kensy and Max are back in London for no time at all before things begin to heat up – quite literally. As a result, Granny Cordelia ships them off to Australia on an undercover mission. The twins find themselves planted in a posh Sydney school where first appearances prove to be deceiving. What seems like a straightforward assignment turns into something so much bigger. Kensy and Max must employ all their spy skills – the fate of their parents, and who they’ve been searching for, depends on it. Kensy and Max 3: Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey, out now. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/kensy-and-max-3-undercover-9780143791904

Alice-Miranda Friends Forever | Official Trailer 2019

Based on the best-selling book series by Jacqueline Harvey experience Alice-Miranda for the first time on the BIG SCREEN in a fun-filled adventure ALICE-MIRANDA FRIENDS FOREVER. This is the story of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones. An extraordinary young girl, who at the age of nine and three quarters has organized her own early entry into boarding school along with her cheeky pony, Bonaparte. She’s the youngest girl ever to attend the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Girls Academy, a delightful country Australian boarding school with a difference. The movie is a treasure trove of marvellous mysteries that need solving and a whole stack of challenges Alice-Miranda and her friends must face. Luckily the girls are up for it! Join an Alice-Miranda event: https://www.penguin.com.au/news/2393-alice-miranda-friends-forever-movie Read the books: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/alice-miranda-3-in-1-9781760894962 #AliceMirandaFriendsForever #JacquelineHarvey #OfficialTrailer

Puffin Celebrates 80 Years | Author Q&A Part 1

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/lists/puffins-80th-picks To commemorate our 80th anniversary, we asked some of our favourite people -- our Puffin authors and illustrators -- a bunch of weird and wacky questions! Hear what Nat Amoore, George Ivanoff, Andrew Daddo, Tim Harris, Jacqueline Harvey and Oliver Phommavanh had to say. Keep your eyes peeled for more Puffin videos, coming soon!