The fifth adventure of Alice-Miranda transports young readers to the lively bustle of New York with its blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts, chats with zoo animals and classes at Miss Kimmel’s School for Girls.
The youngster is excited about the fabulous re-opening party at the family’s glamorous department store, but things seem to be going curiously wrong. Is that why her father Hugh seems so worried? And why is her new friend Lucinda so shy about inviting Alice-Miranda home?
Alice-Miranda in New York by Jacqueline Harvey, £5.99, published by www.randomhousechildrens.co.uk