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Indigo's Star

by Hilary McKay

Indigo's Star
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2004, 272 pages
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    Jan 2006, 272 pages

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A laugh-out-loud narrative that's as chaotic and lovable as the Casson household itself. Ages 9+

Comment: Indigo's Star is a follow up to Saffy's Angel, but I don't see any critical reason to read the one before the other. Saffy' Angel introduced what Publisher's Weekly describe as this 'spirited English family' headed up by scatterbrained Eve - who paints pictures of anything that will pay and Bill, her increasingly absentee husband - a 'real' artist who lives in his studio in London.

The four Casson children are all named after colors on the paint chart, 19-year old Caddy (Cadmium), Saffy (Saffron), Indigo (the only boy, 12 years old) and 8-year-old Rose. As the titles suggest, the first book focused on Saffy but this time Indigo and Rose take center stage. Indigo is being bullied at school and Rose is determined to help him; she's also determined to persuade her father to come home.

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