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Casson Family: Saffy's Angel

Casson Family: Saffy's Angel

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.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Family & Home Stories (children's

On Sale: 7th February 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444903447


A funny, exuberant story.
I love this book. I still wish I'd written it
Sally Nichols, Books For Keeps
'... one of the best series ever written.'
Quirky and curious ... unforgettable. The central characters are strong, lovable - and unique.
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
... tale that is both funny and touching.
The Guardian
A real feel-good novel, McKay treats us once again to one of her brilliantly characterised families. This is a really lovely book.
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
The Sunday Telegraph
'Will leave you smiling.'
Write Away
This book truly is a masterpiece.
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