'... stands in a place between logic and imagination, where the enjoyment of language is king.'
'It is great to come across a novel written for this age group that feels like a proper book rather than an extension of a school-reading scheme ...
This book is a triumph of wit, warmth and careful composition from one of our most creative and versatile contemporary children's writers'
Geraldine McCaughrean's quirky story gets to the emotional heart of a big, old house ... a delicately written tale'
The Daily Mail
'... the magnificent Geraldine McCaughrean, who writes with humour and soul about interconnecting lives in one eccentric building.'
In separate little flats, the occupants of Six Storey House live separate little lives. Until young Dexi - and a bout of chicken-pox - turns things upside down, and slowly the neighbours grow more neighbourly. A charming and quirky tale for younger readers by an award-winning author.
'Six Storey House stands in its little garden like a potted palm: tall and thin and brownly dusty. Once, a single family lived there. They kept servants in the loft, where other people keep luggage, and a cook in the cellar, where other people keep wine. Now each floor has a different address: Flats 1 to 6, Six Storey House...' Dexi lives on the third floor with his mother, but he knows all his neighbours very well. Each chapter follows the characters from a different flat number, bringing each character beautifully to life. Gradually all the neighbours lives are woven more closely together until Dexi's final intervention in the form of chicken-pox, which sees the neighbours changing their lives - and their flats...