SAFFY'S ANGEL by Hilary McKay

In Saffy's Angel readers meet the four Casson children. Their mother, Eve, a fine-arts painter, has named all the children after paint colors.  Cadmium, called Caddy, is the eldest; then comes Saffron, known as 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 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 humourous and always absorbing events to make a book to be treasured for a long time.

Join us on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30 to discuss this delightful book and enjoy some snacks.