Will an unexpected emergency ruin Clementine's party plans? Clementine Rose is counting down the days until her birthday party. But first there s the school sports carnival to attend and a very special race to run. There's also the all-important party theme to decide on! Amid all the excitement, Lavender doesn't seem her usual self. A trip to the vet is in store, and w Clementine has butterflies in her tummy for all the wrong reasons. Will Lavender be able to attend the party? And why Aunt Violet is acting so mysteriously?
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.