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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hilary McKay Narrator: Julia Sawalha Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9780807208250
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Saffron's two sisters, Cadmium and Rose, and her brother Indigo were all named from a color chart by their mother Eve, a fine-arts painter. When Saffron, known as Saffy, discovers that her name is not on the chart, it soon leads to another discovery. She has been adopted.

Life in the Banana House, as their home is called, is never dull. Caddy, the eldest, is taking driving lessons from an instructor who happens to be a very attractive young man. Indigo dreams up ways, sometimes quite dangerous, to conquer fear. Rose, the youngest, has learned how to get her own way without upsetting the other. As for Saffy, all she remembers from when she was very small is a stone angel in a garden in Italy. With the help of a newfound friend, Saffy sets out on an adventurous and sometimes hilarious search for her angel. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2002 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caro | 2/20/2014

    " Had to go back and re-read this after the most recent Casson book. Loved it all over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/2/2014

    " I love this series. I've noticed that they're the kind of book that is slow to get started but the second half is always delightful and makes it worth all the intro. I read these completely out of order, but it didn't matter. Maybe it was even better out of order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/18/2014

    " At first I thought that I wouldn't like this book, but it kept growing on me until by the end of the book, I felt like I was part of their family too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen E | 1/11/2014

    " First in the Casson family series. Quieter and more bittersweet than the Exiles, but I still liked it. [Nov. 2010] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/7/2014

    " Cute read. Sarah and Saffy reminded me a lot of my best friend and I when we were growing up. Always in to some sort of mischief and planning, even though she was frequently in and out of hospitals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/5/2014

    " Great simple fun book! Love the whole Casson family and their adventures. I wish I could be as care free as Eve. Love the whole series I guess you 'd call it that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dalea Sabrina | 1/5/2014

    " Love the way it's written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 12/9/2013

    " i love this book and think it is a great story about a girl who wants to find out who she really is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/7/2013

    " The family reminds me of the family in You Can't Take It with You. It's nice. The characters are discovered more than developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmae | 11/30/2013

    " This book led me to the rest of the series all of which are as good or even better. Thankfully the author is continuing to publish stories of the Casson family. I plan to read all of the books by Hilary McKay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 11/27/2013

    " This book was really good but at times it was kinda sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 11/25/2013

    " This was a really good book. I am always excited to read all these books about kids that area like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 elissa | 11/16/2013

    " Excellent story of a sweet, quirky family. I haven't read the titles about her siblings, but I may at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manda | 10/28/2013

    " This is a great book!!! A girl named Saffron Casson learns that she is adopted, and she feels the need to find something that proves that she is just as loved as her brother and sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/8/2013

    " I love this series about a functional dysfunctional family. For age 10 and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 4/26/2013

    " A beautiful, sweet and often funny story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 xoxoxoxoE | 3/11/2013

    " Cute... almost, BARF-worthy-cute... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tethergirl30 | 2/25/2013

    " I read this book just last week. It was a good book;it's also part of a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delilah | 2/24/2013

    " it was mmm good! :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chili | 12/19/2012

    " This book was original and completely refreshing. I thought it was quite well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 11/12/2012

    " A very skillful, never sappy, always witty combination of hilarity and poignance (this goes for the whole series). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jourdan | 9/30/2012

    " I read this book some time ago. Maybe 3 or more years ago. Haha, it was so long ago, I don't remember if I finished it or if I even liked it. So I'm giving it 3 stars because I remember somewhat what it was about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/25/2012

    " Quirky, charming, the kind of book you could curl up with for an entire afternoon. The introduction to Saffy and the other members of the artistic Casson family only whets the appetite for more stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 7/14/2012

    " saffy is adopted but gets to go find the angel that her grandfather left for her "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soccerplayah07 | 6/9/2012

    " Each one of Saffy's siblings is named after a color because of her mother who is a painter. On a chart, each of the kids' names or up there...except Saffron's. When this is discovered, her world comes tumbling down to an "end." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 5/31/2012

    " I couldn't wait for this to be over. I just found it annoying for some reason. "

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About the Author

Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire. Her first book, The Exiles, about an unusual family called the Conroys, was published in 1991 and went on to win the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. The sequel, The Exiles at Home, won the Smarties Prize, and a third volume, The Exiles in Love, was also acclaimed.