Author(s): Jacqueline Harvey; J. Yi (Illustrator)
A new year, a new teacher, and a very mysterious house guest
Clementine Rose is heading back to school, and this year she has a new teacher. Young Mr. Smee is very different from Mrs. Bottomley, and he sets the class a special project. Clemmie can't wait to get started Meanwhile at Penberthy House, an intriguing guest has just arrived. Miss Richardson is staying for a whole month to write a book. Trouble is, she never comes out of her room and doesn't seem to like children at all. Will Clementine discover who their elderly resident is, and why she is so secretive?
Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She is the author of the bestselling Alice-Miranda series and was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Australia CBC Awards for her picture book, The Sound of the Sea. She is currently working on more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose adventures.