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Casson Family: Caddy's World

Hilary Mckay

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Casson Family, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: siblings (Children's / T

New in paperback, the latest Casson Family story takes the reader back to the beginning, when Caddy was twelve and everyone's favourite Rose is just a baby.

Go back in time ... Caddy is 12; grappling with school, best friends, first boyfriends, younger siblings and the unexpected arrival of one baby Permanent Rose who has appeared in the world a little sooner than expected. While baby Rose lies in critical condition in hospital, life goes on in the unpredictable, colourful Casson household.

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Praise for Casson Family: Caddy's World


  • A triumph of humour, emotion and realism. - Daily Mail

  • Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft. - Independent

  • If you haven't read these books, what on earth are you waiting for? You won't find a more endearing, eccentric, maddening and marvellously warm family in any other book, by anyone, ever. - The Ultimate Book Guide

  • Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish. - Daily Telegraph

  • Unsentimental with soft-centred charm. - Independent on Sunday

  • 'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.' - Carousel

  • Caddy's World excels in portraying not only the thoughts and feelings of four 12-year-old girls, but also those of the Casson parents. - The Times

  • Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner. - Nicholas Tucker, Independent

  • It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes. - Sunday Times

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Hilary Mckay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition: The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy's Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book, Permanent Rose, was also shortlisted.