Casson Family: Saffy's Angel

Hilary Mckay

2002 Winner

Whitbread Awards

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Hodder Children's Books

9780340989043
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Synopsis

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.

In the media
Marvellous.

The Sunday Telegraph

I love this book. I still wish I'd written it

Sally Nichols Books For Keeps

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