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Casson Family: Caddy's World Book 6

Written by Hilary McKay

Part of the Casson Family Series

Casson Family: Caddy's World Book 6 Synopsis

Hilary McKay revisits the Casson family, but this time with a difference ... 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 arrived 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 ...

Casson Family: Caddy's World Book 6 Press Reviews

Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends * Sunday Times * '... 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 * Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. * The Guardian * McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. * The Sunday Times * '... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.' * School Library Journal * '... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.' * Booklist * '... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.' * The Horn Book Magazine * 'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.' * The Good Book Guide * 'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' * Kate Agnew, The Guardian * 'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.' * Sunday Times * 'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.' * Independent on Sunday * REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY: 'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.' * Carousel * '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 * 'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.' * Nicholas Tucker, Independent *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444900538
Publication date: 5th May 2011
Author: Hilary McKay
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this ...

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