From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. Hilary McKay's colourful characters and hilarious stories will make you wish you were part of the family!
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family!
It's tough being the youngest.
Rose comes home to a dark, quiet, empty house every day - her sisters and brother are always so busy. Indigo has his guitar lessons and paper round, Saffy is off with Sarah, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael's postcards.
School isn't any better. SATs are looming, and vindictive Mr Spencer has cancelled Christmas!
When will Rose get the happy ever after she has read about in books?
'Makes everything you wish for come true' Sunday Times
The first book in the series, Saffy's Angel, won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.
A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments - Independent on Sunday
just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of - The Good Book Guide
Witty, warm and humorous . . . family reading par excellence - Carousel
hugely entertaining story effortlessly recreates a tightly knit world, imbued with a strong sense of belonging - a slice of childhood so multi-layered, touching and real that there's something for every child reader to identify with and savour. Here's a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading - Books for Keeps
Warm, witty and wise, with unfeasibly broad appeal and proven anti-depressive properties, I would give this book to 9-year olds, teenagers and their parents - Sunday Telegraph
stylishly written, acutely observed, light-headed and often very funny. At times, it's also incredibly touching and insightful, particularly when dealing with the complexities of family life . . . quality writing for children - School Librarian
it's wonderful to have more stories about the engaging and uncommon Casson family - Parents Express
It does what we hope J.K. Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes - Sunday Times
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.