Description - What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
Katy Carr can hardly believe it when she is invited to spend a year in Europe with Mrs Ashe and little Amy - and even though a year seems a long time to be away from her beloved family, she can't wait to see all the wonderful places she has read about. But Europe holds a number of surprises, and a good deal of anxiety and sadness, before it offers Katy the greatest joy she could imagine.
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(201mm x 135mm x 14mm)
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Author Biography - Susan Coolidge
Susan Coolidge was born in 1835 in Ohio, USA. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she started to write. She based her best known Carr family from What Katy Did on her own siblings. She also wrote What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley. Susan Coolidge lived in America from 1835 to 1905. She was born into an upper class family and her real name was Sarah Chauncy Woolsey. She worked as a nurse in the American Civil War and then began her writing career. Her editor was also the editor of Louisa M Alcott who was having huge success with her book Little Women. The editor suggested that Susan try her hand at the same kind of family story and the five books about the irrepressible Katy Carr followed. They followed the fortunes and misfortunes of the Carr family, from childhood, through school and travels in Europe, to marriage. The books- What Katy Did, What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley brought fame to Susan Coolidge. The titles of the first three books are a pun on the North American grasshopper-like insect, the katydid, whose noise was not only responsible for its name but inspired Susan Coolidge! The characters in the books are especially lifelike because, without doubt, they're based on members of the author's family. Susan herself wa