Forever RoseAges 9 to 11
Forever Rose is the fifth book in Hilary McKay's hilarious and award-winning Casson Family series.
It's tough being the youngest.
Rose comes home to a dark, quiet, empty house every day – her sisters and brother are always so busy. Indigo has his guitar lessons and paper round, Saffy is off with Sarah, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael's postcards.
School isn't any better. Exams are looming, and vindictive Mr Spencer has cancelled Christmas!
When will Rose get the happy ever after she has read about in books?
Follow the family's adventures in the rest of the beloved series: Saffy's Angel, Indigo's Star, Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After and Caddy's World.
Makes everything you wish for come true
Stylishly written, acutely observed, light-headed and often very funny. At times, it's also incredibly touching and insightful, particularly when dealing with the complexities of family life ... quality writing for children
... hugely entertaining story effortlessly recreates a tightly knit world, imbued with a strong sense of belonging - a slice of childhood so multi-layered, touching and real that there's something for every child reader to identify with and savour. Here's a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading
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