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Product description

There are four children in the Casson family, and they are all named after colours; Cadmium Gold (Caddy), Indigo Blue (Indigo), Permanent Rose… and Saffy. Hot-tempered, smart Saffy is also named after a colour, Saffron Yellow, but she can’t find hers on the colour chart. Why not? The answer comes as a bolt from the blue: Saffy is adopted. As Saffron tries to come to terms with the shocking news, her grandfather dies and leaves her a stone angel. But where is it?

While Saffy and her new friend Sarah head off to Italy in a quest to find the angel, her brother and sisters at home are also hunting for the truth. But what they finally unearth is a family secret that will shake them all to the core. Warm, wise, moving, unexpected and totally original, this Whitbread Award winner will leave your heart in your mouth.

“Quirky and curious … unforgettable. The central characters are strong, lovable – and unique.” The Bookseller

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340989043

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books

Date published

September 3rd, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 6.0 points

Other details
  • 224 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Hilary McKay

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What kids think

  1. Storm 113293

    icecode6
    on 31 August 2012

    an awsome but sad story of saffrons jorny to find her angel!

    5out of 5
  2. Lion 113522

    flossy1998
    on 26 February 2012

    This book is hilarous, I have never read books by Hilary Mckay hence why I decided to experiment and her books are great! I can’t wait to read ‘Indigo Star’

    5out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    chocoholic170
    on 12 November 2010

    this bok is about a 13 year old girl called saffy who is in search for a tone angel left for by her grandfather.An amazing book!

    5out of 5