Caddy Ever After by Hilary Mckay
  

Caddy Ever After

Written by Hilary Mckay
Part of the Casson Family Series

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Written in a light and witty style the ongoing sagas of the Casson family remain a must for that nearly teenage market and this one sees Caddy falling in love and getting married but not to the person everyone thinks.

McKay’s ability to understand young people and to be able to write about their daily life – falling in love, going out, living as a family and keeping relationships – is second to none.

Be sure to check out Hilary Mckay's other titles.

Synopsis

Caddy Ever After by Hilary Mckay

It's Valentines Day and everything's changing in the Casson household. Indigo sets out to do something special to win over Sarah and ends up organising the Valentines Day disco and playing cupid. Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars. Sarah falls very ill - when she can no longer laugh it off Saffy gets scared. And Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married ...but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan everything's a little crazier than usual in the Casson household. Especially as the only one who seems to be happy for Caddy is Bill. But it's Permanent Rose who's taking the news the hardest. She made a BIG promise to Michael - how is she going to keep it now?

Reviews

'Warm and witty' * FT magazine * A charming story ... McKay writes with such art. * The Independent * Eccentric, likable and entirely credible, their domestic exchanges reflect Hilary McKay's exceptional ear for dialogue. * The Times * 'More entrancing stories about the quirky Casson family from a well-regarded novelist.' * Carousel * Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. * The Guardian * McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. * The Sunday Times * 'Quirky and endearing' * Palo Alto Weekly * '... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.' * School Library Journal * '... laced with warmth, humor and adventures' * Kirkus * '... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.' * Booklist * '... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.' * The Horn Book Magazine * 'it's wonderful to have more stories about the engaging and uncommon Casson family!' * Parents Express * 'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.' * The Good Book Guide * 'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' * Kate Agnew, The Guardian *'

About the Author

Hilary Mckay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family.

You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page.

Q & A with Hilary Mckay

What is your earliest childhood memory?
Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I was two years
old, so that is a very early memory.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Well, who could turn down the gift of flight? Or travel without luggage? Or a
life spent following the sun? Without doubt, I would be a swallow. I realise this
means a lifetime of eating flies, but I think it would be worth it.


What is your dream holiday destination?
I would start at the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico and travel South
through Central America, along the coast to Peru, then down through Chile
across to the Falklands and on to Antarctica, which I would circumnavigate.
Then I would travel North to New Zealand where I would spend a long time
warming up and then across to Australia. I would spend quite a long time in
Sydney and go up into the Blue Mountains (I might go sapphire hunting there)
and then to the Great Barrier Reef (of course).
That would be far enough for me.

What is your morning routine?
Alas, I do not have a morning routine.


If you could have one special talent, what would it be?
Singing, undoubtedly. That would make me the happiest. But I have a friend
whose talent is languages and I envy that one very much.

Likes: Millions of things! Books, cats, honey, letters from readers (hint, hint), real music, apples, swimming in cold water, chocolate coated ginger biscuits, trees.

Dislikes: Putting things away, litter, loud TV, hot rooms, being told what to think.

3 words that best descibe me: Untidy, happy, hopeful!

A Secret that not many people know: I am a VERY slow reader!

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Paperback
240 pages

Author

Hilary Mckay
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Author's Website

http://www.hilarymckay.co.u...

Publisher

Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd September 2009

ISBN

9780340989074

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