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The Cassons just aren’t like other people’s families. All the kids are named after paints, for a start! There’s Caddy (Cadmium Gold), the oldest: a goddess-like beauty whose life would be perfect… if only she could pass her driving test! Next is adopted cousin Saffy (Saffron Yellow), who wants to know who her real dad is. Indigo Blue is the dreamer, strumming his guitar up on the roof. Last there’s the baby, Permanent Rose, who hates school, loves painting, and is always sucking her knees. Mum Eve is usually painting in the garden shed, and Daddy’s off in London with his new girlfriend. So, what with school bullies to beat, friends to help and family secrets to discover, it’s lucky that the Casson brothers and sisters know how to look out for one another!

Written with beautiful clarity, and guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, these light-hearted, warm, wise family stories are solid gold through and through.

“Just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.” The Good Book Guide

“We are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.” The Horn Book Magazine

Product Details

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Paperback

Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Hilary McKay

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Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and is the eldest of four girls. From a very early age she read voraciously and grew up in a household of readers. Hilary says of herself as a child “I anaesthetised myself against the big bad world with large doses of literature. The local library was as familiar to me as my own home.”

After reading Botany and Zoology at St. Andrew’s University Hilary then went on to work as a biochemist in an Analysis Department. Hilary enjoyed the work but at the same time had a burning desire to write. After the birth of her two children, Hilary wanted to devote more time to bringing up her children and writing so decided to leave her job.

One of the best things about being a writer, says Hilary, is receiving letters from children. She wishes that she had written to authors as a child, but it never occurred to her to contact them!

Hilary has written many books but is probably best known for the award-winning Casson family series.

Hilary now lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family. When not writing Hilary loves walking, reading, and having friends to stay.

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    AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    They are okay.

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    A4WideRuledRefillPad
    on 4 March 2013

    I love Hilary McKay’s characters- they are soooo different but sooo loveable- my favourite is Rose (I thought she was the funniestt think I have read anything better in 2 years, although the Fault in Our Stars was amazing.

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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    I have read all of these books and they are all so, so good! If you haven’t read any of them, you’re missing out…

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    la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    I loved caddy ever after, and can’t wait to read the rest. I was confused at first though, because i didn’t realise that it was a series, and parts didn’t make much sense. It helps if you buy the series i think, because then it won’t be as confusing.

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    lizziegem
    on 11 January 2009

    it is book that you could read all night. i loved it it soo cool. The story line was brill. Could not stop reading it. i would read it over and over.

    5out of 5
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    Megipops
    on 8 November 2008

    i have actually read 3 of these books the ones i have read are saffys angel, indigos star and forever rose but would like this pack beacuse i havent read two but would love to read the other three again