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Binny for Short

Binny for Short

From the winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2018.

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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Genre: Interest Age / Level / Interest Age: From C 9 Years

On Sale: 7th February 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444915426

Reviews

This book is optimistic, clever, beautifully written and very, very amusing. It really is a book you shouldn't miss. * * * * *
Bookbag
Hilary McKay is a wonderful storyteller, with an especial gift for writing about family life, bringing the thoughts and feelings of children vividly to life. Beautifully-written and enormously engaging, this gentle story about friendship and family in a seaside town will charm readers, right up until its warm-hearted and very satisfying ending.
Booktrust
Few writers capture the voice and intimacy of family life as well as McKay and fans of her Casson Family series will adore this sensitive exploration of friendship, grief and the often hilarious rough and tumble of families adjusting to change. More Binny please.
Daily Mail
McKay constructs convincing, page-turning portrait of a loving family that copes with adversity. Nourishing and tremendously entertaining. Warm, wise and witty... Binny for Short shows a mistress of her medium at work.
Guardian
I've long been a fan of this author for her sure touch and comic genius when it comes to writing about the ups and downs of family life. Funny, warm-hearted and perfectly pitched.
Lion & Unicorn Books
A tale of adventure, friendship and family... wonderful characters and storytelling.
tBk Magazine
Her books are so good you want to climb inside the covers and live there.
The Daily Telegraph
This book is optimistic, clever, beautifully written and very, very amusing. It really is a book you shouldn't miss. * * * * *
Bookbag
Hilary McKay is a wonderful storyteller, with an especial gift for writing about family life, bringing the thoughts and feelings of children vividly to life. Beautifully-written and enormously engaging, this gentle story about friendship and family in a seaside town will charm readers, right up until its warm-hearted and very satisfying ending.
Booktrust
Few writers capture the voice and intimacy of family life as well as McKay and fans of her Casson Family series will adore this sensitive exploration of friendship, grief and the often hilarious rough and tumble of families adjusting to change. More Binny please.
Daily Mail
McKay constructs convincing, page-turning portrait of a loving family that copes with adversity. Nourishing and tremendously entertaining. Warm, wise and witty... Binny for Short shows a mistress of her medium at work.
Guardian
I've long been a fan of this author for her sure touch and comic genius when it comes to writing about the ups and downs of family life. Funny, warm-hearted and perfectly pitched.
Lion & Unicorn Books
A tale of adventure, friendship and family... wonderful characters and storytelling.
tBk Magazine
Her books are so good you want to climb inside the covers and live there.
The Daily Telegraph
McKay's wise and witty stories resonate for everyone. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books)
The Sunday Times
Thought provoking, engrossing story with nail biting moments and some surprises thrown in.
Primary Times