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Saffy's Angel (2001)

by Hilary McKay

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The Casson Family and their escapades make me laugh - a lot. LH ( )
  splinfo | Apr 19, 2013 |
Quirky, charming, the kind of book you could curl up with for an entire afternoon. The introduction to Saffy and the other members of the artistic Casson family only whets the appetite for more stories. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
First in the Casson family series. Quieter and more bittersweet than the Exiles, but I still liked it. [Nov. 2010] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
I love the hilarious British humor that this book has. ( )
  bridgetrwilson | Mar 27, 2013 |
Saffy--given name Saffron--is one of four Casson Children. Cadmium (caddy) is the oldest, then Saffy, Indigo and Rose. All are given the names of paint colors by their artist mother. But Saffy is troubled that her name is not on the paint chart in the hall. She soon finds out why she has never quite felt like she fits in, but when she finds a gift from her late grandfather with the help of a new friend and her brother and sisters, the pieces fall into place.

This is a sweet, easy to read story with just enough adventure and tension. There are other books by this author about the siblings. ( )
  mrs.kehoe | Oct 1, 2012 |
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When Saffron was eight, and had at last learned to read, she hunted slowly through the colour chart pinned up on the kitchen wall.
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Saffy could tell by the feel of the darkness that Caddy was awake. (p. 7)
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The four Casson children, whose mother, Eve, is a fine-arts painter, have all been given the names of paint colors. Cadmium (Caddy), is the eldest; then Saffron (Saffy); Indigo, the only boy; and Rose, the youngest. When Saffy discovers quite by accident that she has been adopted, she is deeply upset, though the others assure her that it makes no difference at all. Saffy is the daughter of Eve's twin sister, who lived in Siena, Italy, and died in a car crash. Grandad brought Saffy, as a very small child, back from Siena.

At Grandad's death he leaves something to each of the children. To Saffy, it is "her angel," although no one knows its identity. How Saffy discovers what her angel is, with the help of an energetic new friend, lies at the heart of this enchanting story. Unforgettable characters come alive in often deeply humorous and always absorbing events to be treasured for a long, long time.

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After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

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