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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.942653
Move over Matilda and Madeline, there's a charming miniature heroine ready to make her mark! Her name is Alice-Miranda--and she's full of spunk!

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 seen, the gardens have no flowers, and a mysterious stranger seems to be hiding out on the premises.

But that's not all. Some girls are mean and spoiled, like Alethea Goldsworthy. Can Alice-Miranda defeat Alethea in one of three difficult tests she must pass to remain at school? Will she discover Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale's big secret—and make things right? Well, if anyone can, it's spunky Alice-Miranda!
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on April 5, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385739931
ISBN-13: 9780385739931
6 Book Reviews
  • princesshay67
    princesshay67about 4 years55 stars
    I decided to read this book because I found it in my school library and it looked interesting. It is such a great book, I loved all the characters and I would definitely recommend it to readers from 6-12 years.
    • jo6193
      jo6193about 5 years55 stars
      Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones enrolls at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies and is in for a world of trouble. Alethea has it out for everyone at the school but espically Alice-Miranda and for whatever her evil reasons are she and Ms.Grimm will do anything to get Alice-Miranda out of the school.
      • mal119
        mal119over 5 years33 stars
        It was good a good story to follow into Alice Miranda's life
        • jellolive12
          jellolive12over 7 years
          Looks like a. Good book
          • candyexpress
            candyexpressover 7 years55 stars
            • candyexpress
              candyexpressover 7 years55 stars
              It's one of my three favorite books!!!! It was spectacular!