'Warm and witty'
'More entrancing stories about the quirky Casson family from a well-regarded novelist.'
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.'
'... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.'
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy.
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply.
'it's wonderful to have more stories about the engaging and uncommon Casson family!'
Eccentric, likable and entirely credible, their domestic exchanges reflect Hilary McKay's exceptional ear for dialogue.
'Quirky and endearing'
A charming story ... McKay writes with such art.
'... laced with warmth, humor and adventures'
'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.'
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.'
'... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.'