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|Godel Memorial-Warren Library||j pb (Text)||35500004229447||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781415646601 (BWI bdg.)
- ISBN: 1415646600 (BWI bdg.)
- ISBN: 9781416914037 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 141691403X (pbk.)
265 p. ; 20 cm.
- Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
- Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2006, c2003.
|General Note:||Originally published: Great Britain : Hodder Children's Books, 2003.
Sequel to: Saffy's angel.
|Summary, etc.:||Spurred on by his youngest sister Rose, twelve-year-old Indigo sticks up for himself and an American boy who has replaced him as the primary target of the school bullies.|
|Target Audience Note:||
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 September #2
/*Starred Review*/ Gr. 5-8. McKay continues the story of the exuberant, artistic Casson family whom readers first met in Saffy's Angel, a Booklist 2002 Editor's Choice selection. This time the focus is on Saffy's younger siblings: Indigo, who is bullied by a gang of his schoolmates, and eight-year-old Rose, already an accomplished artist and a keen observer of each family member's private struggles. As in Saffy, McKay introduces a likable outsider into the mix: Tom, a young, lonely American who confronts the bullies with Indigo, forms a fierce friendship with Rose, and, after being wholly absorbed into the "complete Casson comfort machine," finally accepts his parents' divorce. McKay's portrayal of absent-minded mother Eve occasionally veers into a caricature of daffiness, and some references, particularly those that foreshadow the Casson parents' marital strains, may fly over the heads of young readers. But the author unerringly dissects the politics of bullying and a family's complicated layers of love and anger in an often laugh-out-loud narrative that's as chaotic and lovable as the Casson household itself. ((Reviewed September 15, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.