Written by
Judi Curtin
Illustrated by
Woody Fox
Cover design or artwork by
Nicola Colton
Alice to the Rescue

Everyone in first year is really excited about the big prize in the English essay competition - but it causes huge problems for Alice and Megan's friendship.
The seventh book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

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272 pages
196x130 mm

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Winning is a good thing, isn’t it?

Everyone in first year is really excited about the big prize in the English essay competition – four months in France – and Alice has a good chance of winning.

Megan loves writing essays, but she doesn’t want to win – go away for four months alone, no way! She doesn’t want Alice to go either – why would anyone want to go abroad without her best friend?

But Alice seems determined to win …

How much should you give up for your best friend?

The seventh book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the 'Eva' series. several other books. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me.

Woody Fox has been a children’s illustrator for 30 years specialising in all things animal related and anything funny. He’s worked for most of the major publishers in Britain as well as many abroad and also had successful cards ranges and clothes designs.

He also has been a willow sculptor for the last 12 years, again specialising in animals which are his passion: you can see his scuptures at He lives in Devon, England with his partner and two black cats  surrounded by trees and wonderful wildlife.

Nicola Colton is an illustrator based in Dublin. Her style is playful and colourful and very much influenced by folktales/folk art, scenes in nature and children’s picture books.

Her website is

'Readers of 8+ will love Judi Curtin's new book Alice to the Rescue, a deftly handled tale about two best friends that oozes charm'

Irish Independent

'a perfectly heartfelt story that all pre-teen and teenage girls can relate to'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'a touching story about the ways friendship can fix even the most seemingly difficult problems'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'Tween girls are well served this Christmas with Alice to the Rescue by Judi Curtin'

Irish Independent

'Always charming, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, this book about two best friends is a treat'

Irish Independent


Reader Reviews

I really enjoyed this book! It was really funny and well written :) I'm in first year like Alice and Megan so I can really relate !! :D

Aoife on 11th October 2012

This book is AMAZING

Diana on 19th November 2010

I'm going to rate this book 10 out of 10 because its so so good and I'm not half way through it yet...

Shauna on 22nd April 2010

alice to the rescue is an excellent book i loved it sooooo much i read it twice.

i think its the best one so far and i hope judi keeps writing.

Imogen McNally on 17th September 2009

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