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Tomboy Katy Carr dreams of one day being 'beautiful and beloved, and amiable as an angel'. For now though she is dishevelled, untidy, and always getting into mischief. But when a terrible accident threatens Katy's grand plans for the future, she must draw on her good humour and courage to see her through.
This charming classic story, with its endearing central character, is the latest addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series.
Susan Coolidge was the pen name for Sarah Chauncey Woolsey who was born in 1835 into a wealthy and influential family in Ohio, USA. She spent much of her childhood in Connecticut after her family moved there in 1852 and worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she started to write. She never married, and resided at her family home in Rhode Island until her death in 1905. The fictional Carr family, who feature in What Katy Did, are based on her own family, with Katy Carr inspired by Woolsey herself and the brothers and sisters by her four younger siblings.