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Alice-Miranda at School (Alice-Miranda #1)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  517 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can't wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins . . . only not quite as Alice-Miranda expects. The minute she sets foot on the school's manicured grounds, she senses that something is wrong: Miss Grimm, the headmistress, is nowhere to be ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Random House Australia
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Sep 06, 2011 Speakercoret rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: siapapun yang suka cerita anak2 :)

gadis kecil mungil berambut cokelat keriting dan bermata sebulat pisin

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Namanya Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, umurnya baru tujuh seperempat tahun, murid baru di Akademi Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale untuk Perempuan Muda Baik-baik, tapi kelakuan dan cara bicaranya tidak seperti anak tujuh tahun. Setiap melihat orang disekitarnya ada yang bersedih, marah, kesal, dia akan melakukan apapun yang dia bisa untuk membuat orang itu bahagia kembali.. Dia percaya diri, pandai
Barb Middleton
I am not sure how to write about this book. It is so utterly unbelievable it is more like a fairy tale cloaked in a realistic story. Or maybe it is a parody of British boarding schools. The repetition in the story reminds me of beginning chapter books for emerging readers (grades 2-3) but the bullying seems older and the narrator is a first grader who sounds more mature than most adults. She is a genius but developmentally too advanced for her age. So... let the fairy tale begin...

Once upon a ti
Pratita  Kusuma
I Just love love love love alice-miranda and her positive energy...every leader should read this one.
Found the lead character too annoying to make it an especially fun read. Maybe I'm just too old?
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Awal baca buku ini menginggatkan saya akan Polly Madasa di Scones and Sensibility, gadis kecil yang sok dewasa dan suka mencampuri urusan orang lain. Tapi entah kenapa saya sangat menyukai gadis kecil berumur tujuh seperempat tahun yang mempunyai nama lengkap Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones (gimana kalau ujian Nasional ya, panjang bener namanya :p) ini.

Lucu deh Alice-Miranda ini, padahal orang tuanya belum rela kalau dia sekolah, e
Brooke Johnson
Alice-Miranda at School is a cute story about a spunky girl who’s seven-and-a-quarter, not quite old enough to attend Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. This, and her brazen, curious personality, changes the school forever. Finding the state of the school entirely unacceptable, she faces off with the headmistress, Miss Grimm, who hasn’t been seen on campus for ten years, she befriends the second best tantrum thrower of the school, and touches the heart of every staff ...more
Picked this up because the cover art was adorable (always a valid reason when choosing books to read...).

Part the first: I found it in the juvenile section of the library, but in all honesty, the writing seems to be geared for readers of a much younger age, maybe between five and seven. Anyone older than that would probably prefer something with meatier details and more complex sentences, and yet, the book seems rather lengthy for the age group this book seems to be targeting. I don't know! The
Karakter yang diciptakan dengan banyak kelebihan hingga nyaris sempurna sering kali membuat dahi berkerut. Gambaran betapa istimewa dan beruntungnya mereka kerap kali membuat saya tidak dapat menikmati kisah yang tertuang dalam buku tersebut. Bukannya iri tapi lebih karena keberadaan mereka terlalu indah untuk menjadi kenyaatan. Bahkan di buku sekalipun. Namun pengecualian untuk Alice-Miranda At School. Buku yang bercerita tentang anak perempuan yang berusia tujuh tahun di Sekolah Akademi Winche ...more
Karen Arendt
(B&N) Alice-Miranda is a spunky character with the most optimistic outlook on everything. Reading the story, it is impossible to not be happy. Alice can't wait to start boarding school and begins early. Of course, she has to suffer through a bully, a headmistress who has locked herself away from her students due to a tragic event years before, and, of course, three unbelievable tests to prove that she belongs at the boarding school. In the process, Alice learns why Miss Grimm is so mean, def ...more
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones is a friendly 7 yr old girl who starts at her new boarding school called Winchesterfield-Downsfordale Academy for Proper Yound Ladies. When she arrives at the academy so discovers that something is wrong and that the headmistress hasn't been seen for ten years. Alice-Miranda has to complete a set of impossible task to prove that she can stay at the academy and make the school a better place!

Alice-Miranda at school is the first book out of the Alice-Mi
One of the most charming and loveliest children's book I've read in a long time! I can totally see why Alice-Miranda is a heroine to so many kids! She's my hero now too!
this book sound good and really want to read and buy that book to read i have a diffrent alice miranda book it alice miranda in paris which i'm read at school that book look really good and it from the same author and i saw that book at a store when i brought alice miranda in paris that store was at a book stroe in bontay and i what to know is a middle school and it will have borad school or elmenty borad school or the highschool which has a borad school as well this book real be a great read in ...more
This is the third time M-Tear has read this book, and M-Tear still loves it! The plot is interesting, and the charcters are relatable and realistic, not to mention that more than a few a very loveable!

***Update 1-10-14***
Pretty sure this is the forth time Mystery has read this book, and still she adores it! Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones is actually quite a role model, even if I am double her age... 15 isn't that old, right?
Oh well, now I'm going to read her latest novel in the ser
Alice Miranda at School is a manipulatively cute book. It tries to be "cute" and "charming" and "delightful" and "amusing" and "endearing" on almost every single page. It tries to fit a certain mold in its storytelling.

Alice Miranda, our heroine, is seven. She wants to attend a certain boarding school. Even though she's a good six months younger than most of the other beginning students. Eight is usual age, after all. Alice Miranda has to be the most intuitive child on the planet. She can "read
I thought it was a very adventurous, mysterious book and every girl would love it.
Ash Barry
I LOVE THIS BOOK !!!! it is one of my favourite books in the world!!
I thought it was an amazing book. A couple of people died but it wasn't too violent at all. My favorite part was when Alice-Miranda made Mrs. Grimm cry and sob. My favorite character was Mr. Charles/Charlie.
Zoe Cooksey
Alice-Miranda is a very smart little girl and only at the age of 7 1/2, she can change one big boarding school around. Ending with changing her headmistress' life.Jacqueline Harvey
May 09, 2011 Amy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i think this is the best book i have ever read !!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK :] my friend said to read it she said it was a fantastick book AND she was so correct this is one of the best book EVER did i say that it is AMAZING lol :] love it !!!!!!!!!! THANKS TO MY AMAZING TEACHER TOLD ME TO GO ON GOOD READS it is cool web site :] thannnnkkkkksss
Renee Mihulka
A very cute book. Yes Alice-Miranda is totally unbelievable but as the author says, she is a mix of many girls and it is fiction and a children's story to boot. The big bad wolf is unbelievable too . . . I enjoyed this book because it was sweet, well written and like Alice-Miranda made me smile.
The story and the characters are not very believable. The main character is Alice-Miranda who is 7 and a quarter years old. She is smart, thinks the best of everyone and has more initiative to solve problems than most adults. In short, she is too perfect. She is so perfect that almost everyone loves her and she can do difficult tests and physical challenges without many problems. The story would be more believable if she failed more. Also, the teachers all automatically love her even though the ...more
Kate C
It was sweet... But a bit to sweet for me ]:
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!!
Helen Fairfield
Really sweet book (first in a series) for 7+ with a bit more depth than meets the eye. Alice-Miranda starts boarding school and solves all the adults' problems with her endless optimism and good nature.
saya membaca buku ini dua kali dalam 2 hari. Seandainya kita semua bisa berpikir baik tentang orang lain seperti Alice-Miranda, alangkah damainya hidup ini. Buku yang benar-benar menarik.
Alyanah Firmeza
The very first time I read Alice-Miranda, I thought it was gonna be boring, but as I kept on reading her books, which I still do now, I have always felt as if I was right next to her
a refreshingly optimistic main character. A glass-half full kinda gal Alice-Miranda goes through life changing people for the better- and all without becoming annoying!
I read this book a few years ago. It was a present so I decided to give the book ago. I've only read the first one but it is really good.
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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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