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Zoo In The Attic

Book 1

By Hilary Mckay

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Anything can happen at Paradise House and normally does! This delightful series of six stories about three riotous children and their madcap adventures is written by award-winning author, Hilary McKay.

Danny is mad about animals and wants a sheepdog for his birthday. But instead he gets a goldfish called Oscar. This inspires him to set up his own zoo - in the attic above his flat - a plan that proves to have it's own problems!

Biographical Notes

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children`s award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy`s Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book Permanent Rose was also shortlisted.

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  • ISBN: 9780340970249
  • Publication date: 02 Jul 2009
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Irresistible fun, excellent writing. — Jan Mark
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Love to Everyone

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

A rich and truly heart-warming story set during the First World War. Perfect for fans of War Horse, The Camomile Lawn and CogheartClarry and Peter live in a tall, narrow, lonely house in London. With no mother and an uninterested father, they entertain themselves with old books and an atlas of the stars. Each year, Clarry eagerly awaits their summer trips to Cornwall, with its purple moor and glittering sea. But best of all, it's where they are reunited with their Cousin Rupert. As new friendships are made and promises are formed, those hot summers soon become distant memories. The First World War arrives and Clarry discovers for the first time that knowing nothing is sometimes better than knowing too much. Desperate to keep those summer memories alive, Clarry can only hope that her friendships survive the war ...

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Binny Bewitched

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay
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Binny in Secret

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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 Haunted Tent and Charlie and the Big Snow

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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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Charlie and the Rocket Boy and Charlie and the Great Escape

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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!Rocket BoyThe new boy at school says his dad is on a rocket, flying to a star. Charlie knows Zachary is lying. No one has a dad that cool - do they?Great EscapeFed up of being picked on by his family, Charlie runs away - to Henry's house. The only problem is, Charlie forgot how QUIET runaways need to be . . .

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

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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!Tooth FairyCharlie has four wobbly teeth and cannot wait for the tooth fairy to arrive. There must be some way to make them fall out quickly . . .Big Birthday BashWhy doesn't Max want a party to celebrate his birthday? It doesn't matter, Charlie is going to throw him one anyway!

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Binny for Short

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max. Her world changed then, to a city flat with not enough space for her Mum, her big sister Clem and her small brother James. Definitely no room for a pet.Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family. Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares. But Max is still lost in the past, and it seems impossible that she'll ever find him again...

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Saffy's Angel

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay
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Indigo's Star

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

Indigo's going back to school after a long bout of glandular fever. He's not looking forward to it, as he knows the bullies will be waiting for him. 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 over from the States for a term, staying with his gran while his family sort out their own problems back home. He loves music and joking and is unfazed by the bullies. He helps Indigo to challenge his fears, and in doing so is absorbed into the crazy Casson family and finds some answers of his own. Rose adores him and is determined to help him get the guitar he's been eyeing in the local music shop - but her attempts to help end in disaster, leaving only one way out: Daddy needs to come back from London to the home (and wife) he's been neglecting. Rose couldn't have an ulterior motive, could she?

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Permanent Rose

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay
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Caddy Ever After

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

It's Valentines Day and everything's changing in the Casson household. Indigo sets out to do something special to win over Sarah and ends up organising the Valentines Day disco and playing cupid. Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars. Sarah falls very ill - when she can no longer laugh it off Saffy gets scared. And Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married ... but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan everything's a little crazier than usual in the Casson household. Especially as the only one who seems to be happy for Caddy is Bill.But it's Permanent Rose who's taking the news the hardest. She made a BIG promise to Michael - how is she going to keep it now?

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Forever Rose

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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?

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Caddy's World

Hilary Mckay
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Hilary Mckay

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 appeared 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.

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The Amber Cat

Hilary Mckay
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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 . . .

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Dolphin Luck

Hilary Mckay
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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 . . .

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The Exiles In Love

Hilary Mckay
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Wishing for Tomorrow

Hilary Mckay
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Holly the Christmas Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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The King and Queen of Fairyland are all in a fluster. Jack Frost is up to his old tricks and has kidnapped the Christmas elves. Without the elves to make the presents and decorate the trees, there won't be any Christmas this year. Can Rachel and Kirsty save the day, with a little help from Holly the Christmas Fairy?