Today Rose fell asleep in class. She hoped no one had noticed but her teacher had. She asked Rose if there was anything wrong "here at school? Or at home, perhaps?". Rose could tell that she had not forgotten about yesterday. Yesterday had been a bad day - but last night had been even worse...
A welcome new instalment in the lives of the unforgettable Casson family, ... the characters of every Casson child go on developing. This is a rich vein; let's hope Hilary McKay will soon give Permanent Rose a book of her own. * The Independent Magazine, July 2003 *
As funny and compelling as her Whitbread-winning Saffy's Angel ... the unpatronising, open, thought-provoking ending leaves us eager for more. Definetly a book to curl up with and enjoy in one single sitting. * Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller *
'Saffy's Angel is a delight from start to finish ... a 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.'
Source Whitbread Judges, as reported in Daily Mail
* Whitbread Judges, the Daily Mail *
A funny, exuberant story. * Carousel *
A real feel-good novel, Mckay treats us once again to one of her brilliantly characterised families. This is a really lovely book. * The Bookseller *
McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. * The Guardian *
ROSE'S FLYING FEELING:
This is a funny, lighthearted read about the truth behind things that go bump in the night! The feel of the book is both down to earth and yet captivating... Read 'The Flying Feeling', and you never know, it may inspire you to face your fears and find magic in the simplest of things, like laughter, friendship and of course, that 'Flying Feeling'! * Pop *
An enchanting and funny story about the Casson family. * Birmingham Post *
A humorous and touching story. * Derby Evening Telgraph *
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. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two children.