Saffy's Angel

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100011382
Released: Jul 22, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739360781
Narrator/s: Julia Sawalha
Publisher: Listening Library
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Saffron's two sisters, Cadmium and Rose, and her brother Indigo were all named from a color chart by their mother Eve, a fine-arts painter. When Saffron, known as Saffy, discovers that her name is not on the chart, it soon leads to another discovery. She has been adopted. Life in the Banana House, as their home is called, is never dull. Caddy, the eldest, is taking driving lessons from an instructor who happens to be a very attractive young man. Indigo dreams up ways, sometimes quite dangerous, to conquer fear. Rose, the youngest, has learned how to get her own way without upsetting the other. As for Saffy, all she remembers from when she was very small is a stone angel in a garden in Italy. With the help of a newfound friend, Saffy sets out on an adventurous and sometimes hilarious search for her angel.

Author(s): Hilary McKay
Series: Carson Family Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jul 22, 2008

Professional reviews

"The marriage between McKay's charming novel and narrator Julia Sawalha is a sublime listening experience. The novel centers around the quirky, recognizably British members of the Casson family. Time passes fluidly in the story, without chapter headings or explicit dates, in a series of vignettes that reveal important moments in the family: the day when Saffy finds out she is actually the adopted cousin of the other children, Caddy, Indigo, and Rose, and the day when their grandfather dies, leaving a mysterious angel to Saffy who may yet provide her with proof of her place in the family. Sawalha's easy presentation of the various characters will allow listeners of all ages to enjoy a novel that presents the story of a loving and memorable family with an abundance of humor and warmth. E.J.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2003 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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