Author(s): Jacqueline Harvey
Clementine Rose has just found out that her friends, the Rousseau's, are leaving Penberthy Floss and moving back to France. While she is sad to see Sophie, Jules, Pierre, and Odette go, Clementine is excited about the idea of overseas pen pals and the prospect of new neighbors. When the new family arrives in the village, Clementine is delighted to see they have a daughter exactly her age. The girls meet at school and Clementine is quick to offer the hand of friendship, but it seems that the new girl isn't interested in making friends. What is making her so unfriendly? And will Clementine be able to find out what's really going on?
Jacqueline Harvey's bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say. The series has been sold to the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Turkey and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia. Her first and only picture book, The Sound of the Sea was an Honour Book in the 2006 Children's Book Council Awards. Jacqueline has spent most of her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools and has been a Deputy Head and Director of Development. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Jacqueline lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and is currently working on more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose adventures.