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What Katy Did at School

What Katy Did at School

Author: Susan Coolidge
Series: Virago Modern Classics
$22.99(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

When Katy Carr and her sister Clover leave for boarding school, they are weighed down by worry. How will their father manage without their help? Can they ever hope to fit in and make new friends? When the Carr girls arrive, they meet the principal, Mrs Florence, who is tall, dignified and very strict: there are no less than thirty-two rules that students must adhere to! And with Miss Jane always on the prowl to discover the slightest fault, Katy fears that it might be more difficult to stay out of trouble than she'd hoped. But then she meets Rose Red - irrepressible, unconventional, and always full of fun. With the right friends, Katy can't help but get into all sorts of scrapes.

Reviews

"Katy speaks with a charm and directness that remains as fresh as when it was written" - Amanda Craig

"It's a wonderful book, very easy to read, even though it was published in the 19th century. It's a very lively funny story" - Jacqueline Wilson

"I fell head over heels in love with Katy" - Katherine Rundell 

Author description

Susan Coolidge was born in 1835 in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Connecticut. During the American Civil War, Coolidge worked as a nurse. Susan Coolidge loved writing stories even when she was a child, and What Katy Did is based Susan and her brothers and sisters when they were young. Susan, like Katy, was a high-spirited, imaginative little girl, who often got into trouble. Her realistic portrait of childhood set her apart from other writers of her time; instead of teaching morals, she was interested in her characters, their imperfections and the dynamics of a family. The 'What Katy Did' trilogy was a huge success.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780349009612
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : September 2017
  • : 148mm X 200mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Coolidge
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 224