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Casson Family: Caddy's World

Casson Family: Caddy's World

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!

Best friends, boyfriends, problem parents, pink hair. Brothers, sisters, fireworks and unexpected babies. Welcome to Caddy’s World.

Travel back to when Caddy was a young girl and Rose had not been born, in this moving and comical prequel to the award-winning Saffy’s Angel.

‘Full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour’ 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.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Family & Home Stories (children's

On Sale: 8th August 2018

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444905076


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.'
School Library Journal
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.'
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy.
The Sunday Times
Unsentimental with soft-centred charm.
Independent on Sunday
'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.'
Independent on Sunday
'... 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.'
Books for Keeps
Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish.
Daily Telegraph
'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.'
The Good Book Guide
'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.'
Sunday Times
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply.
The Guardian
'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.'
Sunday Telegraph
'... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.'
The Horn Book Magazine
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
Sunday Times
'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.'
The Ultimate Book Guide
'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.'
Nicholas Tucker, Independent
A triumph of humour, emotion and realism.
Daily Mail
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.
The Times
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.'
Kate Agnew, The Guardian