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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
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Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Quiz Number: 220204
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||
REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY:
'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