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The Exiles At Home


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Hillary McKay returns with another hilarious and adventurous story of the four Conroy sisters as they come together to devise a plan helping Ruth sponsor a child in Africa.

When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for just how difficult it is to find ten pounds per month. As any sister's next step would be, Ruth enlists the help of Phoebe, Naomi, and Rachel.

All too eager to help their sister, the four girls work together to come up with multiple hare-brained, fundraising schemes that are a bit too mischievous to be fruitful. From undisciplined babysitters to unhygienic caterers and fraudulent pavement artists, the Conroy sisters' hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.

About The Author

Photograph by Bella McKay

Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of The Time of Green Magic (which received five starred reviews), The Skylarks’ War (which was a Boston Globe Best Book and received three starred reviews), Binny Bewitched (which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and received two starred reviews), Binny in Secret (which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short (which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Saffy’s AngelIndigo’s Star, Permanent RoseCaddy Ever AfterForever Rose, and Caddy’s World. She is also the author of The Swallows’ Flight, Rosa by Starlight, and Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 16, 2007)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416967293
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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