What Katy Did

What Katy Did

Puffin Classics
by Susan Coolidge
Publisher: Puffin Books
Reprint, ©2010, ISBN: 9780141326719
Mass market paperback, 240 pages
List Price: $5.99 Sale Price: $5.09
Used Price: $3.83 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

Historical Setting: 19th Century America

Stubborn, reckless, and highly imaginative, twelve-year-old Katy Carr really wants to many wonderful things in her life (becoming a graceful young lady is just one of them!). But her quick temper and mischievous nature are making it extremely difficult, and a serious accident that leaves her paralyzed temporarily puts everything on hold.

During a long period of recovery, Katy learns gentle lessons in behavior from her invalid cousin Helen, who inspires Katy with her kindness, beauty, and generosity. Determined to become more like Helen, Katy endures physical and emotional pain while learning some difficult lessons in the school of life.

Fans of Little Women's Jo March and Anne of Green Gables will enjoy reading this unforgettable tale of a spunky heroine who learns patience and responsibility as a teen growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Gangly, quick-tempered Katy always 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. Until, one terrible day, the swing breaks. . . But it is still a long, eventful time before Katy learns to be as loving and patient as her beautiful, invalid cousin, Helen.

Did you find this review helpful?
Series Description
Related Categories
Recommended for...
Customer Reviews
Write a Review Click here to write a review
  Good Teachings
Crystal, 6/7/2016
This is a story about a girl named Katy who went through some trials in her life. Through her struggles she learned to be more kind towards her younger siblings, she became more patient, and she became more careful with things. Katy learned that it was important to think about your choices and the consequences that can happen. I like this story because it teaches how we can improve our behavior and learn from the experiences that we have in our own life as well as from the experience and wisdom of others. It also is just a fun story to read and I have enjoyed reading it many times.