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BiographyHistory

From 2001 to 2012, Jacqueline Harvey worked at Abbotsleigh School, Sydney. She retired as deputy head of the Junior School in late 2012 in order to pursue writing on a full-time basis.

Harvey began publishing for children in the early 2000s, with the Code Name series: Code Name Mr Right, Code Name Unwanted, and Code Name Rescue. Her 2005 picture book The Sound of the Sea was an honour book in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards in 2006.

In 2010, she began publishing the highly successful Alice-Miranda series of chapter books: they regularly appear on the honour lists and shortlists of children's choice awards, and have been shortlisted for such awards as the Australian Book Industry Awards and the Davitt Awards. In 2012, while still publishing the Alice-Miranda series, she began the Clementine Rose series.

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y separately published work icon Breaking News Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 14065686 2018 single work children's fiction children's thriller

'What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on?

'Twins Kensy and Max Grey’s lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don’t add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keeping secrets . . .

'Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth! ' (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
y separately published work icon Alice-Miranda in Scotland Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 14045241 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Reunions and rivalries in the land of the brave!
'A select group of students have been invited to attend the inaugural Future Leaders Opportunity Program in Scotland. Alice-Miranda and her friends are some of the lucky few and they just might be joined by a few familiar faces from around the globe.
'There are new skills to be learned and challenges to conquer as well as a few fiery feuds for Alice-Miranda to settle! The organisation is being run by some interesting characters and, as the tournament reaches its climax, tempers start to fray. Is there another reason these particular children were brought together?' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Alice-Miranda Holds the Key Sydney : Random House Australia , 2017 10529738 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it seems all is not well at Highton Hall. There is trouble afoot with the family business and it's got everyone worried. Scores of people have been struck down with a mystery illness and it looks as if Kennington's may be responsible.

'Meanwhile, there is an annual garden party to prepare for. And the whole village is invited! Throw in an intriguing neighbour, a runaway and a swindler and it may be the perfect recipe for disaster. Alice-Miranda will have to trust her intuition to find the key to unlock this mystery.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
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