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by Susan Coolidge

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  • ISBN 0006912508
  • ISBN13 978-0006912507
  • Author Susan Coolidge
  • Publisher Armada (1986)
  • Pages 159
  • Formats docx lrf rtf txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Classics
  • Size ePub 1542 kb
  • Size Fb2 1320 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 353

What Katy Did at School is the second novel in the series. The book follows Katy as she attends a boarding school with her sister Clover where they befriend an adventurous girl named Rose Red. Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge, was a prolific children's author. Coolidge is now most famous for writing the classic coming of age stories featuring Katy Carr and her family. The books are considered semi-autobiographical as Katy Carr is based off of Coolidge's childhood and Katy's siblings are based off of Coolidge's brothers and sisters.

What Katy Did at School.

What Katy Did at School. It was just after that happy visit mentioned at the end of ‘What Katy Did’, that Elsie and John made their famous excursion to Conic Section - an excursion which neither of them ever forgot, and about which the family teased them for a long time afterwards. The summer had been cool; but, as often happens after cool summers, the autumn proved unusually hot.

How youdo manage to spoil your school-books in this manner, Katy, I cannotimagine. They did run as fast as they could, but time ran faster, and before theywere half-way to school the town clock struck nine, and all hope wasover. It is less than a month since your father got you a newalgebra, and look at it now-not fit to be carried about. I do wish youwould realize what books cost! "About your slate," she went on, "I know nothing; but here is thebonnet-string;" taking it out of her pocket. This vexed Katy very much; for, though often late, she was alwayseager to be early. There," she said, stopping short, "I shall just tell Aunt Izzie that itwas her fault.

What Katy Did is an 1872 children's book written by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey under her pen name Susan Coolidge. It follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old American girl, Katy Carr, and her family who live in the fictional lakeside Ohio town of Burnet in the 1860s. Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved

Librivox recording of What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge. Other books in the series at Librivox are What Katy Did What Katy Did Next Clover In the High Valley.

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What katy DID at school. Chapter I. conic section. It was just after that happy visit of which I told at the end of "What Katy Did," that Elsie and John made their famous excursion to Conic Section; an excursion which neither of them ever forgot, and about which the family teased them for a long time afterward

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Start by marking What Katy Did at School as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Another sanctimonious Carr family book, in which Katy and Clover teach the other girls at boarding school (which they only go to for ONE YEAR because having made them go against their will, Father decides he "can't spare them at home" and, besides, the starving poor relative he got to housekeep and childmind for free escaped to anotehr relative) not to look.

Only"-Katy stopped and did not finish her sentence. A vision of fat Mrs. Worrett had risen before her, and she could not help doubting if Elsie would find the farm as pleasant as she expected. But sometimes the truest kindness is in giving people their own unwise way, and Elsie's eyes looked so wistful that Katy had no heart to argue or refuse. A gravel path took up the whole of the narrow front yard; and, what with the blazing color of the paint and the wide-awake look of the blindless windows, the house had somehow the air of standing on tip-toe and staring hard at something,-the dust in the road, perhaps; for there seemed to be nothing to stare at.

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This was a childhood favourite, and I was thrilled to find this copy on Kindle. Warm, nostalgic, funny and inspiring, Katy's story is an excellent choice for anyone who loves Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, or Laura of the Little House.
In the beginning, Katy is really, really naughty, in an impulsive endearing way - clumsy, inspired and heedless of consequences. While the first few escapades end with a few tears and bruises, she finally does some real damage - choosing to ignore her aunt's orders not to play on the new swing. She falls, and "bruises her spine", so she is unable to walk. Her father, a doctor, sees no option but to leave her in her bedroom and hope for the best. Katy is shattered, and confines herself in the dark, crying constantly, until a wise cousin sets her on the right path.
The author, Susan Coolidge drew on her own childhood when her publisher asked her to write a comparable story to the current best-seller Little Women. Personally, I prefer Katy and her siblings, because there are no dark undertones and being good does not involve painful sacrifice or submerging your true personality. It looks like a wholesome healthy childhood with plenty of loving guidance. I can't see Katy's father telling the children to give away their Christmas breakfast! The book is humorous and light-hearted, and the moral is not too heavy handed, because Katy really doesn't have a choice about being less impulsive and more patient. The family dynamics are true to life, sensitive and funny. Your heart will break for poor sensitive little Elsie who doesn't belong with the older or the younger group of children and always feels left out.
There are also a few interesting historical insights: once Katy is injured, she is stuck in her room with no options to go outdoors, and no physiotherapy to keep her muscles from wasting. Also, the story is set in Ohio, yet Katy's family are "Westerners" which puzzled me (I'm not from the US!) Later in the series, when Katy's sister goes to Colorado, they start referring to themselves as "Easterners", so there is some insight into the growth of America during the 19th century.
In comparison to the other classics, Katy also has the most delicious food than any other 19th children's heroine. While the other books make the food SOUND delicious, I've always privately wondered if I'd want to eat with Laura or Jo or Anne. But Katy's meals are tempting and delectable.
Some commenters have complained about the format of this Kindle version - it must have been corrected since then, as my version was well laid out, easy to navigate and with no discernible errors.
I think 40 years must have passed since I last read What Katy Did. As a child I read it several times, and although not tall like Katy, in many other ways, being the eldest, a bit of a story teller, and often trying so hard to be good but often failing, I felt I WAS Katy. Reading it now as an adult I can see the strong moral overtones that underlay the story... virtues of patience, tolerance and kindness, that I half realised were in the story, but as a young reader, I think I glossed over in my race to see what would happen to Katy.
I would not recommend this to any younger readers who have not developed reading stamina, but there are still some romantic young souls out there who will also fall under Katy's spell. For adults out there who want to revisit Katy... do it, it may surprise you how much you have forgotten!
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I would not deign to malign a childhood classic such as this. I enjoyed it in my childhood and I recently enjoyed it again. It is possibly a little Olde Worlde for the kids of today but avid readers will still get pleasure from this series. This era of writing has passed and I think the world is poorer for it.
I have to say that I found out this was a children's book AFTER I started reading it. I simply downloaded it because it was free and sounded interesting and I had no idea what is was about or when it was written. After finishing the book, it's hard to believe that it was meant to be a children's book. It's over one hundred years old and today's children would find it a very hard read, I would think. However, after it finally got moving, it has become one of my favorite books. I did not tear up at all while reading this book...except for the sad parts...and the parts where I was proud of Katy. There seemed to be a good many of those. I hope to read it with my daughter soon. Also, I found it funny how my conversational speech improved each time I put the book down. Good stuff.
In my youth I avidly read the entire Katy series. In a spell of nostalgia I reread the series and..... loved every one of the stories yet again. I have no hesitation in saying that the joy of reading books wherein I have no fear of cuss words OR any sexual activities leaves me in a euphoria of contentment. These books are undeniably educational and have the added bliss of being beautifully written. Ah for a return of innocence and delight in the striving for true goodness.
Putting my mind back to the child I was when I first read this, even though I recently purchased it again from Amazon. These Katy Did stories were the original positive mental attitude training ground and helped for my attitudes in early childhood.

I never forgot the message these books gave me. I might have forgotten most of the story but I never forgot - what Katy did and how she triumphed though her strong positive attitude. This was a classic when I was young and I'm sure it would stand the test of time today.
This book took me back to my childhood and the first time I read the Katy Did books. They were among my favorite books and reading this one was an exercise in nostalgia--a pleasurable one. I would recommend that you read the first book, What Katy Did, first if you have not already read it. I also recommend all three of the Katy Did books to girls age ten and up. The characters are well drawn and the prose is easy to follow without being condescending. In short, I highly recommend this book.
I'm usually a fan of classic children's literature, and I've thoroughly enjoyed many other Puffin Classics, but What Katy Did was just okay. The moral of the story is a bit heavy handed, and Katy, although cute, is hardly one of those wonderfully charming and charismatic characters that will stay with you forever (like Anne of Green Gables or Jo from Little Women). If you like this genre, What Katy Did is worth reading, but it probably won't win a permanent place on your shelf.