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Alice-Miranda on Vacation (Alice-Miranda #2)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  411 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Girls whoare fans ofJudy Moody, Matilda and Clementine will love Alice-Miranda, the precocious and endearing heroinewhoseadventures continue in book #2 of theAlice-Miranda series.

Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones has survived her first semester at boarding school. Now she's headed home for break—and she's invited Jacinta Headlington-Bear, the school's second-bes
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published August 1st 2010)
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Mar 24, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alice-Miranda on Vacation is a delightful book for young girls. It has tea parties, secret clubhouses, horses, and the Queen even comes to visit. I absolutely love Alice-Miranda and am still trying to decide if she is more like Pollyanna Laura Inglles or Eloise, but I think she is a mix of all of them. She assumes that everyone wants to be friends, and tends to bring out the best in all of the people she meets (minus the occasional criminal who is just plain rude)
This is the second book in the A
Nov 06, 2011 Anni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I become addicted to this writer. Her books is very light and makes us smile.
Dec 09, 2015 Jasmine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8+
Recommended to Jasmine by: Grandma
The second Alice Miranda adventure and isn't it terrific. I love this book because of the amount of adventure, humour and kindness. I also love this book because of the amount that happens and the characters aren't they terrific to.
Jul 12, 2014 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looooooved iiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!
Jessie Lin
Jul 01, 2014 Jessie Lin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alice-miranda
I love theAliceMiranda books
They carry me away to another world
And when I wake up,I feel light and happy
Kathleen Dixon
A second fun instalment in this series about a Brit 'upper-class' 7-year-old with a double-double-barrelled sirname (as I have said in the past when friends have suggested a double-barrelled sirname to me, "But where does it end!"). I don't think I laughed quite as much as at the first one, but I'm still sure my grandchildren will enjoy them when they're independent readers.
Apr 29, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidsbooks
Alice-Miranda is a tiny girl who manages to find big adventures wherever she goes. This time she has a number of mysteries to solve, a match to be made, identities to uncover, and a kidnapping to foil! She does it all with her trademark energy, kindness, and cleverness. Now just waiting on the library to get book 3!
Oct 20, 2013 Evelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book is the best book if you really need cheering up, or if you feel lonely. I really like Alice Miranda, because I feel that she is amazingly Funny, Cheerfull and Happy. I love being in her adventureous Adventures!!
Jill Smith
Apr 04, 2016 Jill Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful story and one I'm sure my grand-daughters will love.

Not having read earlier Alice Miranda books, I looked forward to my first dabbling into her world. I soon found this child with charm, manners, a strong determined personality, engaging. Her homecoming from boarding school was to be a relaxing break. Some things happening at Highton Hall, gave her a bad feeling. Alice Miranda, together with her friends, she set out to get to the bottom of it. Her holiday was hardly relaxing
Linggar Octaviani
i love Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones!
Asmita Saha
Apr 30, 2014 Asmita Saha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is really interesting at the end.
Jan 06, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was also one of my favourite books! I love it!
Admittedly, this book is only semi-realistic, but it's definitely not fantasy. In addition to apparently being the only child of a couple who must be the richest people on earth, I have yet to meet a child who is always like Alice-Miranda: many kids I know are sweet, kind, polite, well-behaved, & genuinely believe the best of people - but not all the time. However, as an adult who semi-frequently works with kids, I certainly wish that there were more Alice-Mirandas in the world.

In her second
Elma Branigan
Apr 30, 2013 Elma Branigan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays and there appears to be a lot more happening than what she expected. She faces a lot of mystery and adventure during the holidays. Alice-Miranda and her friend Jacinta are working together to try and solve the problems they are looking at. First, there is the strange boy who throws stones and acts horrible towards them. Then, there’s the handsome film star who has come to stay and, with all the sneaking around at night-time, the girls are certa
Elle Fae
Feb 12, 2012 Elle Fae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unlike the first book in the Alice Miranda series, I really enjoyed this one! This novel was sweet, interesting and I really liked reading about Alice Miranda's home village, her family and the workers who live with them.

Alice Miranda goes home for the holidays with her new friend Jacinta Headlington Bear - to Highton Hall, her parents home. Little do they know what surprises lay ahead! There's a rude boy called Lucas who keeps throwing stones at them, and also a movie star (who happens to be a
Tammy Rahmasari
Dec 18, 2013 Tammy Rahmasari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, series, children
Saat ini semester pertama Alice-Miranda di sekolah asrama Akademi Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale untuk Perempuan Muda Baik-baik telah usai, saatnya ia berlibur dan pulang ke rumahnya di Wisma Highton. Liburan kali ini karena ia telah masuk ke sekolah asrama, ia mengajak Jacinta untuk ikut berlibur dengannya.

Namun pada saat Alice-Miranda akan sampai di rumah, ia menemukan seorang anak laki-laki yang tidak bersahabat dan terus saja mencari masalah dengannya, Lucas yang juga sepupu dari Jasper dan P
LH Johnson
The second in the Alice-Miranda series, Alice-Miranda on Holiday is (as the title suggests) focused on Alice-Miranda's holiday from school. She's back home at her beautiful house Highton Hall, full of luscious meals and exciting high-jinks, and (hurrah!) there's skullduggery afoot!

If you've read the first in the series (which I reviewed here,you should have a good idea of what to expect. If this is your first exposure to Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, you're in for a treat. She's
Lauren Collett
Jun 06, 2013 Lauren Collett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book “Alice Miranda on Holiday” is a great book. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down because the way it is written grabs my attention and it has a great story line. Something new happens on every page. This book was fun to read and I loved it so much that I had to read the whole series. I would definitely recommend other people to read the book.

This book is written as a narrative of Alice’s very exciting, challenging and mysterious holiday. It is an adventure and mystery book. It is a
Aug 18, 2013 Asna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ceritanya penuh dengan teka-teki dan taburan moral persahabatan dan etika la la la. Alice-Miranda manis dan sopan dan dewasa seperti biasa. Tapi gw ga suka karakter Alice-Miranda ini, seperti spesies anak-anak yang super langka. Belon lagi orang tuanya yang.. yeah, hebat deh bisa mendidik anak sampe jadi kayak Alice-Miranda, tinggal di Wisma dengan delapan kamar dan hanya punya 1 pembantu, 1 koki dan 1 tukang kebun.. betul ga yah? Pokoknya pembantunya dikit banget deh. Malah sampe nyonya rumahny ...more
Niamh Griffin
Alice-Miranda and her friends get involved in more mystery and adventures as they take their school holidays from boarding school, staying at Alice-Miranda's family home, Heighton Hall.
A jolly mix of characters both ghastly gangsters and awfully posh guests; sublime food and tumblers of iced drinks; a rather frightful boy in the neighbourhood and undercover midnight escapades in the maze garden.
Alice-Miranda creates more aristocratic fun and frolics in this, the second instalment of the Alice-
Oct 25, 2014 Jelyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Alice Miranda on Holiday. Her friend Jacinta is one for a detective spirit, as well as the romantic type! Jasper is such a sweet boy as well, and same as his little sister. I absolutely adore the tea parties and cubbie houses, as well as the suspicions for many people. This book is a must read!
Pratita  Kusuma
Oct 16, 2014 Pratita Kusuma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i still think every leader should read this series... that seven-and-half years old Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones does know how to use the power she has (wealth and wit) to restore people faith in humanity, something our leaders failed to accomplished all these years...
Sep 14, 2015 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If it's been a bad day, simply pick up any book of the Alice Miranda series and start smiling! Alice Miranda truly cheers me up when I'm sad.. Lovely character and story
Jul 12, 2016 Jemma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 5+
Good for children who are just learning to read on their own. Or even for those who are still being read to. I would recommend it to those ages 5+
Kaitlyn Mostyn
Loved these books , still have them to this day. They are what started my love of reading . I applaud these books and everything they stand for
Mar 17, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good, but was a slow read. So far the first one in the series is my favorite.
Aug 09, 2015 Arianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Agreat book action packed with mysteries, and full of heaps of adventure
Nabila Anwar
Sep 05, 2014 Nabila Anwar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buku-anak
Much enjoying 'Take The Lead' than this one.
Jul 26, 2014 Asmita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dec 22, 2011 Haji rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Selalu menarik mengikuti si alice. Ia sungguh menikmati memberikan surprise untuk orang-orang di sekelilingnya, termasuk si lucas.. ^^

-oOOOo- ketika saya membaca buku ini -oOOOo-
Buku ini habis selesai aku baca, sambil menemani mas ku yang siap2 dan selesai operasi. Aku tidak sabar untuk membaca edisi2 alice yang lainnya.. ^^
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Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of many novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Australian Children’s Book Council Awards.

Jacqueline taught in Infants and Primary schools and was Deputy Head of Abbotsleigh Junior School (an independent day and boa
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