Binny for Short

By Hilary McKay; Micah Player (Illustrator)
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781442482753, 291pp.)

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

List Price: $16.99*
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Description
A tender, sweet, and hilarious novel about growing up with a loving family and a perfectly rambunctious dog, from an author who "has set the standard of brilliance" ("Horn Book").
When she was eight, Binny's life was perfect: She had her father's wonderful stories and Max, the best dog ever. But after her father's sudden death, money is tight, and Aunty Violet decides to give Max away--he is just too big for their cramped new life. Binny knows she can't get her dad back, but she never stops missing Max, or trying to find him. Then, when she's eleven, everything changes again.
Aunty Violet has died, and left Binny and her family an old house in a seaside town. Binny is faced with a new crush, a new frenemy, and...a ghost? It seems Aunty Violet may not have completely departed. It's odd being haunted by her aunt, but there is also the warmth of a busy and loving mother, a musical older sister, and a hilarious little brother, who is busy with his experiments. And his wetsuit. And his chickens.
You'll delight in getting to know Binny and her charming, heartwarming family in this start to a new series from the inimitable Hilary McKay.



About the Author
Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of "Binny for Short", which received four starred reviews, and 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 HilaryMcKay.co.uk.

Micah Player (Lately Lily creative director and illustrator) was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and spent his childhood moving all over the United States with his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Micah studied graphic design at the University of Utah, and was drawn to apparel design after working at Paul Frank. Micah is the illustrator of the Around the World Puzzle, the Around the World Matching Game, and the author and illustrator of Chloe, Instead. He lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Lately Lily is a T-shirt apparel company created by Micah Player and Erin Nichols. For more about Lately Lily, visit www.latelylily.com.
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