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McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff

McTavish on the Move

Meg Rosoff

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publication date: 4 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781781128732

When Pa lands a new job the Peacheys must get ready to move. But no one seems to notice that Betty is finding the prospect of a new life difficult. Nobody that is except McTavish ... The fourth instalment of this beloved series brings a touching and witty take to one of life's most common anxieties.

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
8 Dec 2019

"The book is proof that humour and clarity require sophisticated skill"

It uses “super-readable” language and type, yet is entertaining for any age. Rosoff simplifies without being bland, and the series is funny and observant about its characters (including philosophy-obsessed Ava, and Ollie who longs for a girlfriend). Normally gloomy Pa Peachey is suddenly cheerful, to his family’s consternation, heralding the news of a new job, a move and the distressing prospect for the youngest child of changing schools. The new house surprises everyone and McTavish makes everything work out fine. The book is proof that humour and clarity require sophisticated skill.