What Katy Did

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Katy Carr is untidy, tall and gangling and lives with her brothers and sisters planning for the day when she will be “beautiful and beloved, and amiable as an angel”.

An accidental fall from a swing seems to threaten her hopes for the future, but Katy struggles to overcome her difficulties with pluck, vitality and good humour.

  

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Hm. Yes it's preachy. Of course we'd like Katy to be able to have fun, and not have to learn to be a little housewife while bedridden while still a young teen. But the thing is, in those days before ... Read full review

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User Review  - humblewomble - LibraryThing

It's... very moralistic. In a 19th-century, Christian fashion. HOWEVER, I still love it. It's such a ridiculous story and the bit about the School of Pain made me want to vomit (in fact, it reminded ... Read full review

Contents

To Five
9
TWO Paradise
19
FOUR Kikeri
38
SEVEN Cousin Helens Visit
77
EIGHT Tomorrow
92
ELEVEN A New Lesson to Learn
136
TWELVE Two Years Afterward
146
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About the author (1994)

Susan Coolidge was the pen name of nineteenth-century American author Sarah Chauncey Woolsey. Born to wealth, Coolidge worked as a nurse during the Civil War before returning to her family home to take up a career in writing. Although best known for her classic Katy series of children's novels including What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next, Coolidge also published more than twenty works of fiction, and edited The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delaney and The Diary and Letter of Frances Burney. Coolidge died in 1905.

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