REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY: 'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'
'... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.'
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.'
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy.
Unsentimental with soft-centred charm.
'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.'
'... 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.'
Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish.
'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.'
'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.'
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply.
'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.'
'... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.'
Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft.
Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends
'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.'
'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.'
A triumph of humour, emotion and realism.
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.
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.'