Forever Rose by Hilary McKay

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It's the Casson Family finale, and Permanent Rose takes centre stage.

It's tough being the youngest - Rose is lonely. Her family are always busy doing their own things so Rose comes home to a dark, quiet, empty house every day. Saffy is off with Sarah, Indigo has his paper round and guitar lessons, Eve's in quarantine in the shed, Bill's not much use in London, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael's postcards! The only one around is David and Rose would rather be alone than be with him!

At least Rose still has her friends at school: the brilliant Kiran and the nice but boring Molly. But school is no longer a peaceful place where Rose can daydream. Mean Mr Spencer is always shouting about SATs. And now he's cancelled Christmas! But one thing Mr Spencer cant cancel is the Christmas School Trip which means Rose can help Molly with her ONE BIG IDEA ... but what could that be? Will it be a very merry Christmas for Class 6 and the Casson family?


About Hilary McKay

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Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of six novels about the Casson family: Caddy’s World (which received three starred reviews), Saffy’s Angel (winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book), Indigo’s Star (an ALA Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book), Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After, and Forever Rose. She is also the author of Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at
Published February 7, 2013 by Hodder Children's Books. 309 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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You know, the Sunday Telegraph review of Permanent Rose an earlier book in the Casson Family series said the book was the antidote to everything that's bad in children's books - and while this is perhaps hyperbole, Hilary McKay is certainly the antidote to everything that's bad in formulaic serie...

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