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by Hilary McKay
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Following the ups and downs of the chaotic Casson family, this third book features Indigo, whose best friend, Tom, has gone back to America. Permanent Rose, her friend can't understand why he isn't getting in touch. Her family seem to have given up on him, but she knows that where there's a will there's way - especially her will.
It's a long hot summer - to "Permanent Rose" it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America. New friend David is not a good enough replacement. Caddy's fiancee, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother Eve for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting cold feet and adoptive sister Saffron deciding to find her real father, no one seems to have time to come to Rose's rescue. But Rose is determined, and in her heart of hearts is sure she will find Tom again - but what else will she find on the way?
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Permanent Rose is the antidote to everything that's bad in children's books and, indeed, everything that's bad in life... there are no hard edges but no sentimental slop either, in this beguiling story. -- The Sunday Telegraph 20050327 McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. Her books are also imbued with an ethos of tolerance and acceptance. This unconventional family ... has become, with our increasing knowledge of its members, a kind of model of how to make the most of life. -- The Sunday Times 20050327 From the opening scene ... McKay's third story about the vibrant Casson family is entrancing. -- The Guardian 20050327 Rose Casson is the kind of girl we should all want to be... A great sequel to Saffy's Angel and Indigo's Star. -- Family Interest Magazine 20050327 'McKay's strength lies in her ability to craft an unputdownable story from everyday happenings, and to handle serious issues and emotions with real lightness. She evokes the whole Casson family so vividly that the reader can imagine their lives going on uninterrupted even after the book has been closed. Highly recommended.' -- Bookfest 20050327 'Realistic dialogue and irresistible characters enliven the tale.' -- School Library Journal 20050327
About 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. 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.
Permanent Rose: Book 3 by Hilary McKay
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Children's Book Category 2005
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