Jacqueline Harvey asks for ideas!

IMG_6622Jacqueline Harvey is working hard on her new book about Alice-Miranda in China. She is home in Australia doing lots of thinking, planning, writing and re-writing sections of the story.

And now…she needs some help!

Jacqueline Harvey would like to ask BISS students to be her consultants.

That means, she wants your ideas, to help her make decisions for the story.


Jacqueline Harvey says:  I’ve been writing about a Chinese family with the surname Wang. There’s a grandma, a grandpa, an eldest son and a youngest son (and the sons’ wives). They are a very good family, except one of the wives might be a baddie! The family owns an amazing Acrobatic Troupe in Beijing. In the story, they are going to sell the Acrobatic Troupe and use the money to open a school, just like BISS! The school will be called The Bright Star Academy.


  1.  Can you help me think of a fantastic name for the Acrobatic Troupe?  It can’t be The Beijing Acrobats. It has to be more exciting.  Can you think of a name that has something to do with stars? Are there any English or Chinese words that have a meaning related to stars? Can you suggest a name for the acrobatic troupe?

2. Do you have an Ayi? One of the children in my story will have an Ayi. Can you tell me how your Ayi helps you and your family?  What kind of relationship do you have with your Ayi?

If you’d like to give Jacqueline Harvey some ideas, please leave a reply.

2 thoughts on “Jacqueline Harvey asks for ideas!

  1. I think a good name for the acrobatic troupe would be lighting stars or shining stars.
    I have an ayi when I was in kindergarten and she and stay at my house.My ayi help my family cook,clean up and throw rubish.My ayi sleeps with me or my sister sometimes.

  2. hi Jacqueline Harvey, I am Badun from grade 3. I suggest you use the name of Meteor Acrobatic Troupe. Because in Chinese Meteor means 流星 (mom wrote in Chinese) which has a star in it.
    I have an ayi in my house, she help me to clean the room and to cook food, but she doesn’t sleep in our house she only works few hours in our house everyday.

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