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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;It's back to school for the start of a new term, and the eccentric Cassons are up to their old tricks!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Indigo, having just recovered from a bout of mononucleosis, must return to school after missing an entire semester. Only his younger sister and loyal sidekick, Rose, knows why he's dreading it so much. As it turns out, the school bullies are eagerly awaiting Indigo's return so that they can pick up where they left off — flushing his head in the toilet. But Indigo hasn't counted on meeting Tom, an American student who is staying with his grandmother in England for the year. With his couldn't-care-less attitude and rock-and-roll lifestyle, Tom becomes Indigo's ally, and together they work to take back the school. andlt;BRandgt; Meanwhile, eight-year-old Rose is desperately trying to avoid wearing horrible glasses, nineteen-year-old Caddy is agonizing over her many suitors, Saffy is working overtime with her best friend, Sarah, to protect Indigo from the gang, and with their father, Bill, in London at his art studio, their mother, Eve, is just trying to stay on top of it all! andlt;BRandgt; In this hilarious, heartwarming companion to her award-winning Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay shows us a new side of the Cassons and reminds us that nothing is stronger than the bonds of family.

Review:

"Fans of Saffy's Angel will welcome this return visit to the spirited English family, the Cassons, whose artist parents — endearingly dotty Eve and frustratingly absent Bill — have named their progeny from a paint color chart. This time 12-year-old Indigo takes center stage with his well-meaning younger sister Rose, who is concerned about her brother's victimization by a gang of bullies in his class (she writes a string of simultaneously funny and wistful letters to Bill, recapping each 'crisis' to lure him home). Older sister Saffy, 'blazing like an angry comet,' storms into the boys' bathroom at school and valiantly threatens the thugs if they dare touch Indigo again (in a satisfying move, she tears out a clump of the bully's hair). But the gang continues to torment Indigo as well as Tom, an American who is spending the school year with his grandmother in England. Much of the narrative centers on the evolving friendship between Indigo and Tom, a lonely, guitar-playing boy who, like wheelchair-bound Sarah from the previous novel, feels happy for the first time in a long span while with the Cassons. The growing bond between Tom and Rose provides a second emotional axis to the novel, and McKay's portrayal of the family dynamics and the dialogue among the Cassons are as riotous and refreshing as ever. The initial interaction between Indigo and Tom rings curiously hollow, but the situation reverses itself as their rapport deepens. Fans will be hoping for another installment in this memorable family's adventures. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

It's back to school for the start of a new term, and the eccentric Cassons are up to their old tricks!

Indigo, having just recovered from a bout of mononucleosis, must return to school after missing an entire semester. Only his younger sister and loyal sidekick, Rose, knows why he's dreading it so much. As it turns out, the school bullies are eagerly awaiting Indigo's return so that they can pick up where they left off — flushing his head in the toilet. But Indigo hasn't counted on meeting Tom, an American student who is staying with his grandmother in England for the year. With his couldn't-care-less attitude and rock-and-roll lifestyle, Tom becomes Indigo's ally, and together they work to take back the school.

Meanwhile, eight-year-old Rose is desperately trying to avoid wearing horrible glasses, nineteen-year-old Caddy is agonizing over her many suitors, Saffy is working overtime with her best friend, Sarah, to protect Indigo from the gang, and with their father, Bill, in London at his art studio, their mother, Eve, is just trying to stay on top of it all!

In this hilarious, heartwarming companion to her award-winning Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay shows us a new side of the Cassons and reminds us that nothing is stronger than the bonds of family.

Synopsis:

In this hilarious companion to "Saffy's Angel," Indigo Casson returns to school after missing a semester due to mono, but he dreads dealing with the school bullies again. Soon Indigo meets Tom, an American who becomes his ally.

About the Author

Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of many beloved novels, such as Saffy's Angel — which was the winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her online at hilarymckay.co.uk.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689865633
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Location:
New York
Author:
McKay, Hilary
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
England
Subject:
Bullies
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
767/768
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.215 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 272 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689865633 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of Saffy's Angel will welcome this return visit to the spirited English family, the Cassons, whose artist parents — endearingly dotty Eve and frustratingly absent Bill — have named their progeny from a paint color chart. This time 12-year-old Indigo takes center stage with his well-meaning younger sister Rose, who is concerned about her brother's victimization by a gang of bullies in his class (she writes a string of simultaneously funny and wistful letters to Bill, recapping each 'crisis' to lure him home). Older sister Saffy, 'blazing like an angry comet,' storms into the boys' bathroom at school and valiantly threatens the thugs if they dare touch Indigo again (in a satisfying move, she tears out a clump of the bully's hair). But the gang continues to torment Indigo as well as Tom, an American who is spending the school year with his grandmother in England. Much of the narrative centers on the evolving friendship between Indigo and Tom, a lonely, guitar-playing boy who, like wheelchair-bound Sarah from the previous novel, feels happy for the first time in a long span while with the Cassons. The growing bond between Tom and Rose provides a second emotional axis to the novel, and McKay's portrayal of the family dynamics and the dialogue among the Cassons are as riotous and refreshing as ever. The initial interaction between Indigo and Tom rings curiously hollow, but the situation reverses itself as their rapport deepens. Fans will be hoping for another installment in this memorable family's adventures. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , It's back to school for the start of a new term, and the eccentric Cassons are up to their old tricks!

Indigo, having just recovered from a bout of mononucleosis, must return to school after missing an entire semester. Only his younger sister and loyal sidekick, Rose, knows why he's dreading it so much. As it turns out, the school bullies are eagerly awaiting Indigo's return so that they can pick up where they left off — flushing his head in the toilet. But Indigo hasn't counted on meeting Tom, an American student who is staying with his grandmother in England for the year. With his couldn't-care-less attitude and rock-and-roll lifestyle, Tom becomes Indigo's ally, and together they work to take back the school.

Meanwhile, eight-year-old Rose is desperately trying to avoid wearing horrible glasses, nineteen-year-old Caddy is agonizing over her many suitors, Saffy is working overtime with her best friend, Sarah, to protect Indigo from the gang, and with their father, Bill, in London at his art studio, their mother, Eve, is just trying to stay on top of it all!

In this hilarious, heartwarming companion to her award-winning Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay shows us a new side of the Cassons and reminds us that nothing is stronger than the bonds of family.

"Synopsis" by , In this hilarious companion to "Saffy's Angel," Indigo Casson returns to school after missing a semester due to mono, but he dreads dealing with the school bullies again. Soon Indigo meets Tom, an American who becomes his ally.
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