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by Hilary McKay
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    Hilary McKay
  • ISBN:
    0756915562
  • ISBN13:
    978-0756915568
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Perfection Learning (January 1, 2001)
  • Pages:
    152 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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    1910 kb
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    1790 kb
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    1619 kb
  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    212
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The four Casson children, whose mother, Eve, is a fine-arts painter, have all been given the names of paint colors.

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Praise for Saffy’s Angel. Winner of the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. A funny, exuberant story. Hilary McKay has excelled herself in her marvellous new novel. A real feel-good novel, McKay treats us once again to one of her brilliantly characterised families. This is a really lovely book. A funny and perceptive nove. real delight to read. Saffy’s Angel is a delight from start to finis. great feel-good book with characters you want to stay with for ever. Warm, beautifully crafted and always original, it’s pure fun – a book to recommend without hesitation. Whitbread Judges, as reported in Daily Mail.

Hilary McKay’s most popular book is The Time of Green Magic. The Skylarks’ War by. Hilary McKay. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales by. Hilary McKay, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator).

Saffy's Angel is the first novel in the Casson Family series written by Hilary McKay. The book is written about a family and their respective lives. It has been translated into Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German,. It has been translated into Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (twice), Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish. It has also been published as an audiobook narrated by Julia Sawalha, which has won the AudioFile Earphones Award.

How Saffy discovers what her angel is, with the help of an energetic new friend, lies at the heart of this enchanting story. Unforgettable characters come alive in often deeply humorous and always absorbing events to make a book to be treasured for a long, long time. Those of you who have read Hilary McKay's earlier books, among which are The Exiles, Dog Friday, and Dolphin Luck, will happily welcome her new story, Saffy's Angel. Whether you have read her work or not, you have a special treat in store in Saffy's Angel. You'll meet the four Casson children, whose mother, Eve, a fine-arts painter, has given them the names of paint colors.

Saffy's Angel is a heart-warming story of chaotic family life. I'm not going to give any more of Saffy's Angel away but it is an extremely funny and a wonderful book. The story starts with the tale of how Saffron, aged 8, learnt that her mother was not Eve Casson (a loving mother, a simple painter and a terrible cook); her father was not Bill Casson (a friendly father, successful artist and a witty joker); nor were hamster-mad Caddy, gentle Indigo, or imaginative Rose her brothers and sisters. The other books in the Casson Family series are Indigo's Star, Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After and Forever Rose.

When Saffy discovers quite by accident that she has been adopted, she is deeply upset, though the others assure her that it makes no difference at all. Saffy is the daughter of Eve's twin sister, who lived in Siena, Italy, and died in a car crash. Grandad brought Saffy, as a very small child, back from Siena. At Grandad's death he leaves something to each of the children. To Saffy, it is "her angel," although no one knows its identity. How Saffy discovers what her angel is, with the help of an energetic new friend, lies at the heart of this enchanting story.

Those of you who have read Hilary McKay's earlier books, among which are The Exiles, Dog Friday, and Dolphin Luck, will happily welcome her new story, Saffy's Angel

Those of you who have read Hilary McKay's earlier books, among which are The Exiles, Dog Friday, and Dolphin Luck, will happily welcome her new story, Saffy's Angel. Cadmium, called Caddy, is the eldest; then comes Saffron, known as Saffy; Indigo, the only boy; and Rose, the youngest.

The four Casson children, whose mother, Eve, is a fine-arts painter, have all been given the names of paint colors. Cadmium (Caddy), is the eldest; then Saffron (Saffy); Indigo, the only boy; and Rose, the youngest. When Saffy discovers quite by accident that she has been adopted, she is deeply upset, though the others assure her that it makes no difference at all.

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!

From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. 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.


Tansino
It's highly unusual to find a series of books that is well-written (brilliantly written, in fact), warm, funny, and believable....AND that just keeps getting better.
This is the only one I can think of right now -- even classics like THE TREASURE SEEKERS and SWALLOWS & AMAZONS start to lose energy (and credibility) with the later books.

It's also unusual to find books that make you laugh and cry, without ever veering into sentimentality.

The writing throughout is brilliant -- and she has a way that I can't quite figure out of sometimes building up to a big scene, then skipping over it and letting what happened emerge in dialog which only intensifies the emotional effect. I don't want to say anything about what happens, because suspense is part of the fun, too.

READ THEM. I have just finished REreading the whole series (SAFFY'S ANGEL, INDIGO'S STAR, PERMANENT ROSE, CADDY EVER AFTER, and FOREVER ROSE) for the second time. I don't understand why these books aren't famous! I only found out about them because a friend did the new covers and posted about McKay's brilliance on Facebook.

I am recommending them to everyone I know.

My only regret is that the copies I got had the old covers (stock photos of girls) -- apparently the new ones won't be sold until the old ones sell out. The new covers are charming and capture the characters perfectly, judging by the only one I got (INDIGO'S STAR).

Libby Koponen (author)
Lanionge
Kinda dark and sad and uugh...I read lots of children's books in search of good reads for my grands. This didn't make the cut. It was recommended as similar to the Melindys, the VanderBeekers, the Peppers, and All-of-a-kind family. I beg to differ. I'll pass.
Cala
I love the Casson Family books. No one in them is perfect, but there is no character I did not end up liking. They deal with some tough family issues - adoption, marital difficulties, physical disabilities - while managing to be completely hilarious. Nothing is glossed over, yet nothing is too scary for young kids. All ages can enjoy these four children, whose artist parents have named them all after colors: Cadmium Gold, Indigo, Saffron, and Permanent Rose.

Saffron, the only one of the four whose name is not on the artists' color chart on the kitchen wall, embarks on a quest for the real source of her name. Will she find it? Will Caddy pass her driving test? Where is Saffy's angel? Read on!
Vikus
This was a quick , lovely read. I needed something light to take my mind off of being sick-and this did the trick. I am very disappointed that the next book in the series is not available in e format !
Although this book was written for a young adult audience, I enjoyed it thoroughly!
caif
All of the books in the Casson Family series are great: A nice mix of humor and heart. They are very relatable to a large age group of young readers, which is unique since some can find it difficult to match age and reading level without being bored or delving into topics that are too sophisticated or heavy. There are a few British jokes and phases that may be lost to the American audience, but nothing that interferes with the enjoyment of the books. Highly recommended.
Bajinn
I checked the audio tapes out from the library on a whim. What a find. What a crack-up. When I started listening I kept laughing, but thought something must be wrong with me--isn't this a serious book? Nope. The car ride to Wales at the end was really funny. The lady who does the narrating is terrific. Maybe the book is for children, but adults should enjoy it too--if they are British comedy fans. The plot is pretty simple, so I'd say its main attraction is the humor.
lets go baby
Charming introduction to an unusual yet appealing family. I expect the rest of the series to follow in the same style. Recommended for all.
I love listening to Julia Sawalha's voice. I would buy a grocery list reading if she was narrating!