Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat
And a one, two, three, hit it!
After a disastrous fire in the village leaves a family without a home, Alice-Miranda and her friends pitch in to help. They decide to hold a music festival to raise funds. The only trouble is, not everyone's as keen on the idea.
Things are also heating up in Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies with Miss Reedy at the helm. The arrival of a new teacher, a deputy turned diva and an entire faculty of disgruntled staff sees tempers flare. Has the power gone to Miss Reedy's head or is there a sinister hand at play? One thing is for certain: there's no smoke without fire.
Alice-Miranda is put to the test. Can she ensure the festival, with its many secrets and surprises, hits all the right notes?
Praise for Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat
Jacqueline Harvey's special style of weaving mysteries and secrets into her middle-grade novels certainly keeps readers guessing. Each thread is beautifully woven throughout [and] all the much-loved elements are here - pony rides, delicious food, community spirit, new babies and close friendships. Combined with Alice-Miranda's sense of fair play and supportive nature, Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat makes another delightful addition to the series.Rhyllis Bignell, ReadPlus
Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat is an empowering story, inspiring readers that young people can make a difference when they draw on their strengths and work as a team. There’s strong messages about family, friendship, fairness and loyalty too.Carissa Mason, CBCA Reading Time