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Caddy's World: Book 6 (Casson Family) Hardcover – 5 May 2011
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'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.' (Nicholas Tucker, Independent)
'If you haven't read these books, what on earth are you waiting for? You won't find a more endearing, eccentric, maddening and marvellously warm family in any other book, by anyone, ever.' (The Ultimate Book Guide)
REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY:
'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'
'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.' (Independent on Sunday)
'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.' (Sunday Times)
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' (Kate Agnew, The Guardian)
'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)
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.' (Booklist)
'... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.' (School Library Journal)
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. (The Sunday Times)
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. (The Guardian)
'Warm, witty and wise, with unfeasibly broad appeal and proven anti-depressive properties, i would give this book to 9-year olds, teenagers and their parents.' (Sunday Telegraph)
'... hugely entertaining story effortlessly recreates a tightly knit world, imbued with a strong sense of belonging - a slice of childhood so multi-layered, touching and real that there's something for every child reader to identify with and savour. Here's a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading.' (Books for Keeps)
Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends (Sunday Times)
The colourful Casson family are back in this stunning prequel. Welcome to Caddy's World ...See all Product description
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Sixth in the Casson Family series, events here predating the others. This was the first one for me, I initially taken aback by the general mayhem but soon finding much to enjoy.
Despite all the fun, there are moving undercurrents - many may find the reason for Beth's problem particularly touching. It is the plight of the new arrival which makes most impact - mother Eve staying with her in hospital; father Bill struggling to cope, although badly needed back in London. Caddy, Saffron and Indigo rally round (sort of), but attempts to help do not always work out.
A cluttered home, chaotic lives. Fans would not have it otherwise. Addicts of the books will relish greeting old friends, this addition to the saga very likely to add to their number.
Recommended (many mums and dads no doubt having every sympathy for the parents).
This is the sixth book in the series about the Casson family. I will certainly be looking out other books in the series for my daughter, knowing that she will be reading about real issues in a sensible storyline.
The plot deals with family issues, friendship issues, school issues and basically as many preteen issues as you can fit into a book of this length! If you like Hilary's writing- which is a strange style, consisting of many different points of view, all in 3rd person and many characters that are mentioned from time to time but never really feature.
I am going to make this review brief by simply saying, if you want a book with a different type of writing, or if you love Hilary's writing buy this book, you won't regret it, even if you have to read it a few times to understand it fully!
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