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    • ISBN:9781444903492
    • Publication date:07 Feb 2013
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Caddy's World

Book 6

By Hilary Mckay

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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!

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' 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: 9781444905076
  • Publication date: 07 Feb 2013
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft. — Independent
A triumph of humour, emotion and realism. — Daily Mail
Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish. — Daily Telegraph
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
Unsentimental with soft-centred charm. — Independent on Sunday
'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.' — Nicholas Tucker, 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

REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY:
'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'

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

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Binny in Secret

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With her awful secondhand uniform and stuck-up classmates, Binny's new school is horrible. And life gets even worse when a storm damages the roof of her house, forcing Binny and her family to move to the countryside whilst it's being fixed. Binny, her sensible older sister Clem and her rambunctious brother James (and his chickens) begin adjusting to life in the country. Then one of James's beloved chickens vanishes and Binny finds strange footprints in the mud. What kind of creature is lurking in the undergrowth?

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Rose's Blog

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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.

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Charlie and the Rocket Boy and Charlie and the Great Escape

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

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Charlie is an irresistibly funny little brother who manages to get into all kinds of scrapes. Whether he's trying to hinder or help his brother Max and best friend Henry, trouble is guaranteed!Cheese and Onion CrispsHenry knows there's something wrong when Charlie gives up cheese and onion crisps. Will the Truly Amazing Smarties Trick bring things back to normal?Cat FlapCharlie and Henry are planning the best sleepover ever, and have even laid down some ground rules: no itching powder, no dead flies and no super soakers. But the evening doesn't turn out quite how they planned . . .

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

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Charlie and the Haunted Tent and Charlie and the Big Snow

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Charlie is an irresistibly funny little brother who manages to get into all kinds of scrapes. Whether he's trying to hinder or help his brother Max and best friend Henry, trouble is guaranteed!Haunted TentCharlie sees his chance to be a hero when he finds out Max is scared of Aunt Emma's spooky house. Those ghosts had better watch out . . .Big SnowCharlie has waited his whole life for it to snow, but now it has no one will let him play in it! First no one wakes him up, then he has to go to school . . . Will he ever get to build his snowman?

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Binny for Short

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Saffy's Angel

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Permanent Rose

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Caddy Ever After

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Forever Rose

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Dog Friday: Dog Friday

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The Amber Cat

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Dog Friday: Dolphin Luck

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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 . . .

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Wishing for Tomorrow

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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.

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Magic In The Mirror

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Anna believes in real magic. Perhaps if she wears the mysterious old dragon coat, her wildest dreams will come true? She's determined to find out. Sneaking out of bed early one morning, Anna creates some very special, and very messy, magic of her own...

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The Surprise Party

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Keeping Cotton Tail

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There are no pets allowed in Paradise House. So when Kathy arrives with a secret rabbit there are big problems for everyone. Nathan and Anna do their best to help, but in the end it is Danny who comes up with a plan for Keeping Cotton Tail that just might work!

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Indigo's Star

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