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    • ISBN:9781444903447
    • Publication date:07 Feb 2013
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Saffy's Angel

Book 1

By Hilary Mckay

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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! Winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award.

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!

After Saffron discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she stows away on a car trip to Italy.

The rest of the family are engaged in their own wacky projects: Caddy, a hopeless student, is revising for her A levels and desperately trying to pass her driving test. Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family, is determined to rid himself of his fear of heights. And the youngest, Rose, a budding artist, has a knack for baiting her pompous dad, with entertaining results . . .

'This book truly is a masterpiece' Guardian

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9780340989043
  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2002
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Marvellous. — The Sunday Telegraph
I love this book. I still wish I'd written it — Sally Nichols, Books For Keeps
If there is one single writer whose style and voice I wish I could capture and make mine, it's Hilary McKay. — Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity
Hodder Children's Books

Binny Bewitched

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. The third book in the heartwarming series about Binny and her family.Binny Cornwallis has lost something. Something that wasn't really hers in the first place. With her best enemy Gareth and her beloved dog Max she turns detective to track it down, but the Cornwallis family are anything but helpful. Little brother James and his friend Dill are having an adventure of their own and big sister Clem is acting very strangely. And on top of all this, Binny suspects their next-door neighbour may be a witch ...'Hilary McKay's books are so good you want to climb inside the covers and live there.' - The Telegraph

Hodder Children's Books

Binny in Secret

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Rose's Blog

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.It's tough being the youngest in the Casson family! It is nearly the end of Year 6, and Rose is preparing for Big School. With absent siblings, a perpetually-in-the-shed mother and finally-here-again-father, Rose's Blog reveals what happens to the Cassons - and Tom, of course.Hilary McKay's Casson family was first brought to life in the Whitbread Award-winning Saffy's Angel. Fierce as a small tiger, Permanent Rose has her own way of seeing the world. After Forever Rose (the last of the books following the Casson family), the eponymous Rose continued to grow up. Hilary posted entries from a blog Rose was keeping on her website, chronicling the further adventures of the Cassons. They are available here as one collection for the first time.

Hodder Children's Books

Binny for Short

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Charlie and the Haunted Tent and Charlie and the Big Snow

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Charlie and the Cheese and Onion Crisps and Charlie and the Cat Flap

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Charlie and the Tooth Fairy and Charlie and the Big Birthday Bash

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Charlie and the Rocket Boy and Charlie and the Great Escape

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Hodder Children's Books

Caddy Ever After

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

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 Valentine's Day and everything's changing. Indigo's in love and wants to do something special to win over Sarah, Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars and Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married . . . but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan, promises to uphold and hearts to protect, everything's a little crazier than usual in the Casson household. 'Warm witty and wise' Sunday TelegraphThe 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.

Hodder Children's Books

Forever Rose

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.It's the Casson Family finale, and Permanent Rose takes centre stage. It's tough being the youngest - Rose is lonely. Her family are always busy doing their own things so Rose comes home to a dark, quiet, empty house every day. Saffy is off with Sarah, Indigo has his paper round and guitar lessons, Eve's in quarantine in the shed, Bill's not much use in London, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael's postcards! The only one around is David and Rose would rather be alone than be with him! At least Rose still has her friends at school: the brilliant Kiran and the nice but boring Molly. But school is no longer a peaceful place where Rose can daydream. Mean Mr Spencer is always shouting about SATs. And now he's cancelled Christmas! But one thing Mr Spencer cant cancel is the Christmas School Trip which means Rose can help Molly with her ONE BIG IDEA ... but what could that be? Will it be a very merry Christmas for Class 6 and the Casson family?

Hodder Children's Books

Caddy's World

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

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!Best friends, boyfriends, problem parents, pink hair. Brothers, sisters, fireworks and unexpected babies. Welcome to Caddy's World.Travel back to when Caddy was a young girl and Rose had not been born, in this moving and comical prequel to the award-winning Saffy's Angel.'Full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour' GuardianSaffy'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.

Hodder Children's Books

The Amber Cat

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

It's December, and Robin, his friend Dan, and Sun Dance are laid low with chickenpox. To keep them amused, Robin's mother entertains them with memories of the summer when she was eleven and Nick and Charley stayed at her house. When they met Harriet, a strange, shabbily dressed girl who seemed full of surprises and magic, but remained a mystery, until Sun Dance solves the riddle with a small amber cat . . .

Hodder Children's Books

Dog Friday: Dolphin Luck

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

It's Christmas, and the inhabitants of Porridge Hall are suffering from the winter blues. The weather is horrible, Mrs Robinson's ill, and, to top it all off, the Brogan's dog, Old Blanket, dies. So when the children hear the tale of a dolphin sword which brings good fortune, they're determined to track it down . . .Unfortunately, however, Mrs Robinson is in decline, so Ant and Perry are shipped off to stay with Aunt Mabel, while Beany and Sun Dance are left with Mrs Brogan. Aunt Mabel, it transpires, is a silver-haired eccentric living in a menagerie - and not at all what the children expect. Then Sun Dance discovers a burglar, and the mystery of Aunt Mabel is revealed . . .

Orchard Books

Rose and the Magician's Mask

Holly Webb
Authors:
Holly Webb

The third book in Holly Webb's darkly magical series for readers aged 9 and up - join the 85,000 readers who have fallen in love with Rose's world! A precious mask of unimaginable power has been stolen from the royal palace. Rose suspects that dark magicians are at work - and that danger looms . . . The race to stop the evil thieves will take Rose to the mysterious city of Venice, where nothing is quite what it seems. Can Rose use her magic to find the terrible mask, before its true powers are revealed? Discover more by Holly Webb with her Lily and Magical Venice series - also filled with magical adventures.

Hodder Children's Books

Wishing for Tomorrow

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

Hilary McKay revisits Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies after the events of A Little Princess and Sara Crewe's happily ever after. But Sara is much missed - and most acutely by best friend Ermengarde, who laments that 'nothing is the same as it was before'. But life must go on at Miss Minchin's as new friendships are made, rivalries continued, lessons learned and, most importantly, fairytale endings are had.

Orchard Books

Gruffen

Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
Contributors:
Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower

When Lucy Pennykettle suspects there's a monster in her bedroom, her mum knows exactly what to do. She makes a guard dragon - Gruffen - to look after Lucy. But soon Gruffen realises there's a mystery behind the monster...

Hodder Children's Books

Dog Friday

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

The twins, Ant and Perry, vegetable loving Beany, Sun Dance and their scruffy mongrel, Old Blanket, specialize in creating mayhem. They attempt to entice guests in to Mrs Brogan's Bed and Breakfast, teach Robin how to be brave, and, most importantly, help him work out how he can keep the abandoned dog he finds on the beach . . .

Orchard Books

Rose

Holly Webb
Authors:
Holly Webb
Hodder Children's Books

Permanent Rose

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

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 a long hot, never-ending summer, with no letters for Rose.Tom went back to America, and Rose hasn't heard from him since. No phone calls, no messages, nothing at all. New friend David, however hard he may be trying, is no replacement. And home doesn't offer relief either: Dad's left Mum for a young model, Caddy is questioning her imminent wedding and Saffy is trying to find her real father.Rose is determined to find Tom in New York. But what else will she find on the way?'So good it almost hurts . . . charming, affectionate and perfectly written' IndependentThe first book in the series, Saffy's Angel, won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and Permanent Rose was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.

Hodder Children's Books

Indigo's Star

Hilary Mckay
Authors:
Hilary Mckay

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! Indigo's going back to school after a long bout of illness. He's not looking forward to it, the bullies are lying in wait. But he's determined to stand on his own two feet - so when Saffy and Sarah break up a fight in the boys' bathroom, he's furious. Until he meets Tom. Tom is from New York, loves music, makes Indigo laugh and is unfazed by the bullies. But Tom has troubles of his own - can the boys help each other out?'Warm, touching and hilarious' GuardianThe 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.