Feisty Rose takes center stage as the highly original Casson family
faces a long, hot summer.
As usual, things are a bit chaotic. Eldest daughter Caddy is now engaged
to darling Michael, and she’s not altogether sure she likes it. Saffy and Sarah
are on a mission to find Saffy’s biological father (while cultivating hearts of
stone). Indigo is cautiosly beginning a friendship with a reformed bully, who
desparately wants to feel like part of the Casson family. Rose, while missing
Tom (who none of them have heard from) dreadfully, enters into a life of petty
crime, shoplifting small items until her misadventures nearly bring disaster.
An accidental trip to London and a visit with Rose’s father lead to a startling
revelation, but through it all Rose’s single-minded determination to find Tom
remains as fierce as it is hopeless. Or is it?
Hilary McKay has painted the fond mayhem of this delightful family with
such humor, warmth, and authenticity that readers will fall in love with them
all over again. Once you’ve visited the Casson household, you may never want to
leave. Download and start listening now!