What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge

Illustrated by Addie Ledyard
Ages 5-9
3.9 based on 17116 ratings & 401 reviews on Goodreads.com
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07 February 2019
9781509881406
192 pages
Synopsis

A treasured children’s classic, Susan Coolidge’s What Katy Did is a vivid story of childhood bravery with a feisty heroine at its heart.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features original illustrations by Addie Ledyard and an introduction by award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.

Twelve-year-old Katy is a dreamer. She invents exciting games, faraway lands and imagines that one day she’ll be charming and graceful. But in the meantime she gets into all kinds of mischief . . . until one day a terrible accident happens and life as Katy knows it turns upside down. Can Katy’s boisterous courage keep her dreams alive?

It opens such a vivid window into a domestic world that we have lost: full of aunts and cousins, innumerable siblings and clearly drawn moralities

Christina Hardyment - The Times

A book about a long lanky tomboy with tangled hair, a crazy imagination and a whole heap of good intentions. Katy Carr wasn’t perfect – far from it – but she was perfect for me!

Cathy Cassidy

This tale of a boisterous child coming into maturity reads with the same zest and insight as it would have done when it was first published over 130 years ago

Guardian