Earning money to sponsor a child in Africa has never been so difficult, or more hilarious, as the four Conroy sisters discover! The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.
The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.
When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the difficulties involved in finding 10 a month. So she enlists the help of her sisters - Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel - who are only too eager to dream up hare-brained fund-raising schemes . . .
Undisciplined baby-sitters, unhygienic caterers or fraudulent pavement artists, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' - Kate Agnew, The Guardian
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. - The Guardian
PRAISE FOR THE CASSON FAMILY BOOKS:
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. - The Sunday Times
McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters. - TES
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University, she went on to work as a biochemist, but always wanted to write. Hilary's novels have won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.