What Katy Did (Audio CD) (with an introduction by Cathy Cassidy) by Susan Coolidge
  

What Katy Did (Audio CD) (with an introduction by Cathy Cassidy)

Written by Susan Coolidge

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A timeless story about a young girl who wants to be sweet natured, good and easy to love. Somehow she never is. Instead, her dress is always torn, her hair is always a tangle and she doesn’t care whether she’s thought good or not. But then Katy has a terrible accident and has time to find out what really matters to her and to change. A trifle moral in parts, this is none-the-less a memorable story about a strong willed but likeable heroine. This edition comes with a superb introduction by Cathy Cassidy who tells us how she came to love this story and what a profound influence it had on her. There’s also lots of additional material at the end of the book including an author profile, a guide to who’s who plus many activities beyond the book.

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Synopsis

What Katy Did (Audio CD) (with an introduction by Cathy Cassidy) by Susan Coolidge

Gangly, quick-tempered Katy means to be beautiful and beloved and as good as an angel one day. But meanwhile her resolutions somehow get forgotten or go horribly wrong.

A wonderful, family story read by actress Kate Harper.

About the Author

Susan Coolidge

Susan Coolidge lived in America from 1835 to 1905. She was born into an upper class family and her real name was Sarah Chauncy Woolsey. She worked as a nurse in the American Civil War and then began her writing career. Her editor was also the editor of Louis M Alcott who was having huge success with her book Little Women. The editor suggested that Susan try her hand at the same kind of family story and the five books about the irrepressible Katy Carr followed. They followed the fortunes and misfortunes of the Carr family, from childhood, through school and travels in Europe, to marriage. The books: What Katy Did, What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley brought fame to Susan Coolidge. The titles of the first three books are a pun on the North American grasshopper-like insect, the katydid, whose noise was not only responsible for its name but inspired Susan Coolidge!

Susan Coolidge devoted her life to her literary and social activities. As well as children’s books, she wrote poetry and edited the letters of Jane Austin and Fanny Burney.

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Book Info

Format

Cd-audio
Running Time: 180 minutes
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Susan Coolidge
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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2009

ISBN

9780141328379

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