July 06, 2017

What do some of your favourite characters look like?

A number of fans have written lately wondering about pictures or illustrations of some of their favourite Alice-Miranda characters. Now, I don’t draw any of the pictures because if I did, Alice-Miranda would probably look more like the terrible drawing immediately below…(yes that was done by yours truly – kind of  as a joke for the Great Debate but in all seriousness, my artistic talent is somewhat lacking!)

Thank goodness my publisher found the most brilliant illustrator, Anne Yi – and she took my descriptions and turned Alice-Miranda into this, below!

Anne draws all of the illustrations for Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose. Here are some other characters from Alice-Miranda. Perhaps you could help and draw a couple more for me – make sure that you’re signed up for the newsletter as this month’s competition is to draw some characters from the stories (which haven’t been drawn before). I wonder what you think they look like!







Good try and I think it would be really hard!

July 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm



Hey jacqueline,
Its written in the newsletter > Alice miranda holds the key
Does this mean we have to draw a picture of alice mianda holding a key??

July 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm



    I mean do we need to draw the picture which is on the alice miranda holds the key book cover?

    July 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey


      No, you need to imagine what Myrtle Parker or Reg Parker or Silas Wiley or Francesca Compton-Halls look like.

      Best wishes,

      July 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        Mia Watson


        Hello Jacqueline,
        I know this is not 2017 but I just wanted to say that i am your biggest fan and have read all of you books on Alice-Miranda and Clemintine Rose. I love you books and I hope you continue to right them.
        Mia Watson

        December 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm

          Jacqueline Harvey


          Hi Mia,

          Thank you so much for your kind message! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy reading my books. 🙂

          Best wishes,


          February 28, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Kanita,

    No you can draw any of the characters I suggested in the list – there are four of them I think.

    Best wishes,

    July 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm



Dear Ms Harvey,

I am super excited that there is a drawing competition this month. I love drawing aspecially characters from books and movies. You and Alice-Miranda are two of my greatest inspirations to keep persisting on with anything I do.

P.S I was just wondering if the drawings of the characters have to be all on one page.


July 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Geraldine,

    You can do the drawings on the same page or separately if you like. I’m so glad that this competition appeals to you. I am looking forward to the entries.

    Best wishes,

    July 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm



Hi Jacqueline.
I’m just wondering if Jacinta and Sloane have been swapped accidentally in the drawing. If not, sorry.

July 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm



    You are right!
    They both are accidentally swapped!

    July 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Yasmin,

    Thanks for your eagle eye! You are right and I have fixed it. That’s what you get for doing something in a hurry.

    Many thanks,

    July 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Anshika Yadav


Hi Mrs Harvey,
You surely have an amazing illustrator!

I am really excited about the competition in the newsletter!!!

July 7, 2017 at 10:35 am

Hermione, Taylah, either one


Hey, i draw fan art all the time! Jacqueline, I can send you pictures of what I’ve drawn! I’ve already entered the competition. I love drawing Jacinta. #favecharacter!
Bye! TayMione

July 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi TayMione,

    Looking forward to getting your entry in the competition then!

    Best wishes,

    July 14, 2017 at 8:50 am



Hey jacqueline
The characters you mentioned in the list are the ones that i am not aware of
So what should i do?????

July 7, 2017 at 6:06 pm



I fort Jacinta and stone where the other way around because at the begging of a chapter about Jacinta it has the picture of Sloane sky’s even though Sloane is not in that chapter

July 8, 2017 at 11:04 am



I mean they have been swaped

July 8, 2017 at 11:06 am



Hi Jacqueline
Are you ever going to come to Boondall State School Brisbane?
Cause i wish you could.

love lucy
P.S You and your books are amazing

July 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm



Is the tall, blonde lady at the back of Alice-Miranda at School Miss Grimm?
Thank you.

July 10, 2017 at 6:52 pm



Dear miss Harvey
I am soooooooo excited the drawing competition because all the Alice Miranda books are my favourite books EVER!
You might not remember this but in 2013 you came to my school in Singapore. I was the clumsy girl with about all of the books you had written so far!
From Georgia

July 13, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Georgia,

    I’m pretty sure that I remember! Looking forward to your entry in the competition.

    Best wishes,

    July 14, 2017 at 8:47 am



      Dear miss Harvey,
      Thanks for your reply!
      Your books are the best ever! I got all my Cousins reading Alice Miranda books
      From Georgia

      July 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm



Hi Ms Harvey,
Sorry to disturb you again but I just wanted to know if you have to choose one character to draw for the competition or can we draw all four of them. Also can we colour the characters in?

Thankyou again

July 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Geraldine,

    You can draw one or two or three or all four – that’s up to you and yes you can colour them in. I look forward to seeing your entry.

    Best wishes,

    July 14, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Kiswah Haroon


      Can you please make more Alice-Miranda books because i am obsessed with them.

      June 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey


        Hi Kiswah,

        I’m thrilled to hear you enjoy the Alice-Miranda series! The next Alice Miranda (number 20) will be released in June 2021 🙂

        Happy reading,


        June 30, 2020 at 5:25 pm



Hello Jacqueline,

I just want to let you know that the Alice-Miranda series is a truly wonderful and pleasureable series to read. I absolutly love hearing about her two delightful little cousions, Marcus and Imogen and I was wandering are they are in Alice-Miranda in Hollywood? Whenever I read about them, I just want to be there with them! I was also wandering where does Alice-Miranda get her chocolate brown curls from because her mother is blonde and her father is a brunette as well but neither of them have curls. I always feel so inspired whenever I read your books. You are a wonderful author.

From Melissa.

July 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thank you for your enthusiasm and kind words, Melissa!

    Marcus and Imogen certainly make more than a cameo appearance in Alice-Miranda in Hollywood. They are getting to an entertaining age and Alice-Miranda and her friends have enjoyed time with them. Hope you do, too:).

    Alice-Miranda’s curls come from her father, Hugh’s side of the family.

    Best wishes,


    July 27, 2017 at 11:00 am



Sorry to disturb you, but I was just wondering if we drew the illustrations on paper or on a technology device (e.g iPad, iPhone, etc.)

July 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Alyssa,

    You can draw the illustrations using either medium.

    Good luck with the Competition.

    Best wishes,


    August 3, 2017 at 10:56 am



Hi Mrs. Harvey!

I simply just love your books and the pictures are fantastic! At my school, I have several friends who told me that I’m exactly like Alice-Miranda. I don’t have curly hair but they say my personality is like her. I talk a lot, I always ask questions, I’m observant with things and I make problems much, much easier. You are always my fan and you make me inspired by helping me write more better. I always wanted to be an author and currently, I’m writing a story for a competition. The competition is to write a narrative, exposition or recount to enter the Melbourne’s Writer’s Festival and your books helped me.

Thank you so much for those books!

Please reply!

August 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Clarise,

    I think your friends have paid you a huge compliment that they think you’re like Alice-Miranda – she’s such a lovely girl and it sounds like you are too! Your teachers must love you!! I’m so thrilled that the stories have inspired you to write as well and I hope that your entry does well in the Melbourne Writers’ Festival competition. I won’t be there this year but some of my friends, Belinda Murrell and Alex Miles are going to be doing events so perhaps you will get to meet them.

    Best wishes,

    August 4, 2017 at 9:06 am



Oh darn I am so disappointed that I didn’t get an entry in

September 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Hattie,

    Never fear, we have extended the dress up competition to the September Newsletter. There’s still loads of time to enter!

    Best of luck and best wishes,


    September 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Zoe and Kyla


That’s a GREAT IDEA!

Good job Jacqueline Harvey!

Give her a round of a plors!

November 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm



Somehow, I don’t like the look of Alice Miranda’s father! It’s just not right for me. But it’s all good because I didn’t think Sep would be that… well… Cute!!!

February 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm



Ms harvey

I am trying to to do a stop motion video about my favourite book but I don’t know what they look like.

June 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Lily – I’m not sure I understand what you mean? Are you talking about what the characters look like? I have done some blog posts in the past where I have shown some of the characters. Or if you mean you don’t know how to make the stop motion pro video I suggest watching some You Tube clips.

    Best wishes,

    June 21, 2018 at 10:39 am



dear ms Harvey
i love love love the Alice Miranda series. i cant wait to by Alice Miranda keeps the beat.
love jessica

August 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Zoe White


I absolutely love your books!!! They are amazing! Please write more!

Love Zoe

August 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm



Dear Ms Harvey I love Alice Miranda so much and I’m so excited that she is finally coming to Australia!!! I have currently read all the Alice Miranda books 6 time and on my seventh!!!!

Love Maia

April 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm



Draw the characters? I’m terrible at drawing!

April 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm



Jacqueline I love your stories they are so fun and interesting to read thank you so much!

April 22, 2020 at 3:16 pm



No offence, but Hugh and Sep are much more attractive than Lawrence or Lucas…

June 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm



    I think it’s because Lawrence and Lucas had character drawings long before sep and Hugh had them- we saw what Lucas and Lawrence looked like in book 2, which was out in 2010-2011, whereas Hugh didn’t get a profile illustration until book 15- sep didn’t make an appearance till this post.

    you can also look at the AM movie if you want to get a more updated idea on what they look like- some details have changed though

    hope that clears the confusion ❤️

    July 2, 2020 at 2:17 am

Mia Watson


Hi jacqueline,
I’m a big fan of your books and I love Alice-Miranda. I’m so exited about the next book and I hope you get to 100!!! I’m from Australia and I’m very glad that you wrote a book about us.
Love Mia Watson

December 7, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Mia,

    I hope you enjoy Alice-Miranda in Egypt once it is released (there are still a few months until the release, but hopefully it will be worth the wait!) I am from Australia too, so I quite enjoyed writing Alice-Miranda in the Outback and finding out more about my home country.

    Happy reading,


    February 28, 2021 at 5:04 pm



Hi Miss Harvey,

I am a really big fan of your books and I just finished reading Alice-Miranda in Egypt after my surgery. I was wondering if there would be another book after this one or is this your last book in the series.

Best Regards,

June 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi E,

    I hope you are ok after your surgery and recovering well!

    i’m thrilled to hear you enjoy reading my books, I hope you enjoyed Alice-Miranda in Egypt. I am taking a little break from Alice-Miranda at the moment to work on some new and exciting projects but she’ll be back sometime.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline 🙂

    July 1, 2021 at 7:21 pm



Dear Jacqueline Harvey

Thank you, Jacqueline for writing so much books about Alice Miranda! I recently just finished Alice Miranda At Sea! I read them every single day! And I’m just wondering, what is your favourite book? Hope you keep writing books!

June 25, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Rachel,

    Thank you for your lovely message, I love writing and I plan on doing it for a very long time, so there will be many more books to come from me. I hope you enjoyed Alice-Miranda at Sea! 🙂

    I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite book, I love them all for their individual adventures, the places visited and some of the people she meets warm my heart.

    Happy reading,


    June 27, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Rosie Theise


Hi Jacqueline Harvey
Love your books.Me and my friend always read them,we even sometimes dress up as some people from that book.Turns out my brothers teacher knows you(i only know her last name Auslebrook).
I wish i had all the books.Also everyday i read likr 100 pages of the book

Hope you see this

August 26, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Rosie,

    Thank you! I do know your brother’s teacher. Miss Aulsebrook. She’s lovely. Hope you had a great Christmas and here’s to a wonderful 2022.

    Best wishes,

    December 27, 2021 at 9:23 am

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