Permanent Rose (Paperback)

By Hilary McKay

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9781416928041, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2005)
Paperback (3/1/2007)
Paperback (9/3/2009)
Compact Disc (12/23/2014)

List Price: 8.99*
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Description

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 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 cautiously beginning a friendship with a reformed bully, who desperately wants to feel like part of the Casson family. Rose, while dreadfully missing Tom (whom none of them have heard from), enters into a life of petty crime, shoplifting small items until her misadventures nearly bring disaster. Through it all, Rose's single-minded determination to find Tom remains as fierce as it is hopeless. Or is it?


About the Author

Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of The Skylarks’ War (which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Best Book of 2018, and received three starred reviews), Binny Bewitched (which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and received two starred reviews), Binny in Secret (which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short (which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Saffy’s AngelIndigo’s Star, Permanent RoseCaddy Ever AfterForever Rose, and Caddy’s World. 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.


Praise For Permanent Rose

"Exemplary comic writing -- buoyant, perceptive, subversive." -- Horn Book, starred review

"Entertaining and heartrending." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Wonderful." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review