Caddy's World

LIST PRICE $6.99

About The Book

Get to know the Casson family in this effervescent novel that “strikes a lovely balance between humor and poignancy” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Cadmium Casson is twelve years old the summer that everything changes. Not only are her closest friendships in jeopardy, but her mom is expecting a baby. And when the baby arrives early, Caddy’s world turns upside down. Her mother spends all her time at the hospital, and her father takes over the household, which of course turns into one chaotic (though hilarious) crisis after the next.

When her charmingly dense boyfriend dumps her, Caddy is at her wits’ end. Then she discovers that the fragile baby she is so afraid of losing is not an ending, but a beginning for her whole family. And that love and friendship don’t need to be destroyed by change—they can be strengthened. Another refreshingly wise, funny, and poignant novel from the inimitable Hilary McKay.

About The Author

Photograph by Bella McKay

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 20, 2012)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442441071
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14
  • Lexile ® 770L

Browse Related Books

Awards and Honors

  • CBC Best Children's Books of the Year

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Hilary McKay