Author(s): Jacqueline Harvey; J. Yi (Illustrator)
Will Clementine Rose's first day at school be everything she wants it to be? Clementine Rose is so excited She's going to start school with her best friends Sophie and Poppy, and she can't wait. But when she gets there, instead of the lovely Miss Critchley, her teacher is the much sterner and shoutier Mrs. Bottomley. And then there's Angus, a little boy who delights in tormenting her from the moment they first meet. After her first day, Clementine decides school may not be so much fun after all. But the announcement of a Pet Day changes everything. If Lavender the teacup pig can come to school with Clementine, everything will be all right . . . won't it?
Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She is pleased to say that she has never yet encountered a headmistress like Miss Grimm, but she has come across quite a few girls who remind her a little of Alice-Miranda. Jacqueline has published six novels for young readers. Her first picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. She is currently working on Alice-Miranda's next adventure.