Permanent Rose

Permanent Rose

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by Hilary McKay
     
 

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It's a long hot summer - to Permanent Rose it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America, and new friend David is no replacement. Caddy's fiancee, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother Eve for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting…  See more details below

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It's a long hot summer - to Permanent Rose it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America, and new friend David is no replacement. Caddy's fiancee, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother Eve for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting cold feet, and adoptive sister Saffron deciding to find her real father, no one seems to have time to come to Rose's rescue. But Rose is determined, and in her heart of hearts is sure she will find Tom again - but what else will she find on the way?

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Publishers Weekly
Permanent Rose, the youngest and perhaps most beguiling of the endearing Casson clan, had a shining role in Indigo's Star and turns out another stellar performance in this sequel. The eight-year-old's current dilemmas involve her lingering sense of loss-mostly of Tom, Indigo's American friend to whom Rose became fiercely devoted while the boy was living temporarily in England; and also her fear of losing beloved Michael, Caddy's fianc , who brings Rose a rose every day to ease her sadness since Tom's departure. When Caddy begins to have doubts about marrying Michael, Rose purloins her engagement ring, rationalizing that "Caddy could not give back a ring she did not have." Rose has a new admirer in this tale: kind, bumbling David, now a friend of Indigo but once a bully to him and Tom, so loyal Rose initially resists his attempts to befriend her. Playing a pivotal role in the plot, David convinces Rose to return Caddy's ring-and cleverly manages "to find Tom for Rose." Despite repeated references to previous events in the Cassons' lives (e.g. Saffy at last learns the-surprising-identify of her father), McKay creates characters so fully formed that readers can enjoy this as a standalone-but will more likely scamper off to find the earlier novels. McKay once again effortlessly eases into the hearts and voices of the members of this irresistible family during this entertaining and heartrending visit with the Cassons. Ages 8-12. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This is the sequel (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2005) to Hilary McKay's Indigo's Star (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004) and Saffy's Angel (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002), featuring the Casson family. The summer that Indy's friend Tom leaves for New York to care for his baby sister in America, the family grows up and makes some mature decisions. Cassy vacillates between wanting to marry Michael and breaking off the engagement. Saffy and her friend Sarah turn to the Internet to find Saffy's biological father, and Rose's shoplifting habits intensify as she tries to fill the void of Tom's absence. Indigo uses Le Morte D'Arthur as therapy for Rose, but surprisingly, it's redeemed ex-bully and gang member David who effectively dissuades Rose from a life of crime by sharing his past experiences. Sophie Aldred's narration is engaging and energetic. Vocal interpretations of characters are spot-on, albeit stereotypical in boorish David's case, while Rose and Saffy's characters border on shrill but remain vivacious and witty. The rainbow of experiences and the quick-moving plot will enthrall listeners who will eagerly await the next installment.-Ann Crewdson, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Exemplary comic writing — buoyant, perceptive, subversive." — Horn Book, starred review

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

"Wonderful." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444903461
Publisher:
Hachette Children's
Publication date:
05/05/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
873,951
File size:
714 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition: The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy's Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book, Permanent Rose, was also shortlisted.

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Permanent Rose 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whichs the 1st book?
ericasan More than 1 year ago
this book is alsome it is the and best book ever. i think this book is so good everyone shoule read it. iread it 8 times and i loved it so i think everyone should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the 3rd story about the Casson family, you get to know the creative baby of the family, Permanent Rose. Yes, her name is Permanent Rose, but people call her Rose. She is free spirited and headstrong. She paints a huge wall, letting her artistic talent flow. I love the Casson family. Rose is awesome! I recommended "Sand Dollar Summer", because it has family conflicts and adventure, just like this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so fantastic. You really must read it. You really feel what the characters are feeling, and it's just, well, really, really, good. Read it as soon as you get the chance!!