Binny for Short
Teach Primary New Fiction Award
CILIP Carnegie Medal
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.
Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max. Her world changed then, to a city flat with not enough space for her Mum, her big sister Clem and her small brother James. Definitely no room for a pet.
Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family. Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares. But Max is still lost in the past, and it seems impossible that she'll ever find him again...
In the media
McKay's wise and witty stories resonate for everyone. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books)
The Sunday Times
Thought provoking, engrossing story with nail biting moments and some surprises thrown in.
This book is optimistic, clever, beautifully written and very, very amusing. It really is a book you shouldn't miss. * * * * *
Hilary McKay is a wonderful storyteller, with an especial gift for writing about family life, bringing the thoughts and feelings of children vividly to life. Beautifully-written and enormously engaging, this gentle story about friendship and family in a seaside town will charm readers, right up until its warm-hearted and very satisfying ending.