By Hilary Mckay
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.
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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07 Feb 2013
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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
'Will leave you smiling.' — Write Away
Quirky and curious ... unforgettable. The central characters are strong, lovable - and unique. — Nic Knight, THE BOOKSELLER
A real feel-good novel, McKay treats us once again to one of her brilliantly characterised families. This is a really lovely book. — THE BOOKSELLER
A funny, exuberant story. — CAROUSEL
... tale that is both funny and touching. — The Guardian
Hilary McKay excels in conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life ... deserves to be placed alongside such classics as Little Women and The Railway Children. — TES Primary
Saffy's Angel is a delight from start to finish ... a great feel-good book with characters you want to stay with for ever. Warm, beautifully crafted and always original, it's pure fun - a book to recommend without hesitation. — Whitbread Judges, as reported in Daily Mail
'... one of the best series ever written.' — Guardian
This book truly is a masterpiece. — Guardian