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Nov 11 2015

Alice-Miranda in the Alps by Jacqueline Harvey

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Alice-Miranda series. Random House, 2015. ISBN 9780857982742
(Age: 10+) Recommended. Skiing, Adventure, Mystery. Alice-Miranda always gets into the thick of a mystery where she must use her wits to untangle the threads and save the day, and this the twelfth offering of this exciting series, is just that, an easy to read, enthralling and funny romp through the Swiss Alps. Alice-Miranda and her friends are at St Moritz, readying themselves for the White Turf racing event. But an old friend of Alice-Miranda's family, the Baron turns up after being missing for several months, surprising Alice-Miranda and her friends. They determine to go to his hotel, the Grand Hotel Von Zwicky to see what they can do to help as he seems to be in some difficulties. Dodging criminals in this rather lovely Swiss village sees Alice-Miranda and friends saving the day.
Another winner in this popular series, the publisher has included a list of characters to help readers immerse themselves in this enthralling read of 357 pages! At the end is added the first few chapters of the very first book, Alice-Miranda at school and inside the front cover readers will find the covers of each of the twelve books.
Fran Knight

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