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Rose is lonely, and sick of coming home each day to a dark, empty house. Saffy’s off with Sarah, Indigo has his paper round, Eve’s in quarantine in the shed, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael’s postcards! The only one around is David, and Rose would rather be alone than with him! She needs to find a way to make life feel like fun again. And a girl as fierce and brave as Rose WILL get what she wants… won’t she?

“Here’s a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading.” Books for Keeps

“It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.” Sunday Times

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340931073

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 8.0 points

Other details
  • 288 pages
Condition

New

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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  1. Giraffe zebra 113509

    heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    Such a great book! every page was full of epicness

    5out of 5
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    A4WideRuledRefillPad
    on 4 March 2013

    I love these books, Rose is defiantly my favourite character but they are all so loveable. If you stick with these books you won’t regret it.

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    stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    charming and funny. the Casson family are so unpredictable

    5out of 5
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    littledarling
    on 1 August 2011

    Hilary Mckay also has a sequel called ‘The Exiles’. There are three books in the series, The Exiles, The Exiles in Love, and The Exiles at home. They are about four sister who have lots of adventures! I thoroughly recommend these books to anyone who has read any of the Casson Family Stories and enjoyed them! They are written in the third person.

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    Megz12132
    on 11 July 2009

    I adore this book! I love the days in Rose’s style. I have read all of the Casson family books, and they are brilliant. This is my 2nd favourite Hillary McKay book.

    5out of 5
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    snoopyoyo
    on 18 January 2008

    I reeeeeeeeeeeealy want to read this book

    5out of 5