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Caddy's world

Caddy's world

McKay, Hilary, author

Go back in time, Caddy is 12, grappling with school, best friends, first boyfriends, younger siblings and the unexpected arrival of one baby Permanent Rose who has arrived in the world a little sooner than expected. While baby Rose lies in critical condition in hospital, life goes on in the colourful Casson household

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Hilary McKay
ISBN: 1444905074, 9781444905076
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2011.
Physical Description: 248 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Casson family
Subject: Casson family (Fictitious characters) Juvenile fiction.; Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Casson family.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 7
Quiz Number: 220204

Author note

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University she went on to work as a biochemist, but always had a burning desire to write. After the birth of her two children, she decided to give it a go. Hilary now lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family. When not writing Hilary loves walking, reading, having friends to stay and receiving letters from children.


Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft.
Independent||A triumph of humour, emotion and realism.
Daily Mail||Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish.
Daily Telegraph||Caddy's World excels in portraying not only the thoughts and feelings of four 12-year-old girls, but also those of the Casson parents.
The Times||Unsentimental with soft-centred charm.
Independent on Sunday||'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||

'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'

Carousel||'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||Books for Keeps||Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends
Sunday Times