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' 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.
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.
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.'
'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