Tuesday, 25 February 2014

What Katy Did

What Katy Did
-Susan Coolidge    
      
 
A wonderful vintage classic written by Susan Coolidge. This book is an original unabridged text published by Random House Group. It has 222 pages which tells about American family life in the nineteenth century!the book has a wonderful cover illustration. Also it has fun quizzes and questions at the end.
The protagonist is a 12-year old girl named Katy Carr who is the oldest among the 6 siblings of the Carr family. She is tall and a tomboy and always got into scrapes, but wished to be beautiful and beloved. She had lost her mother .Her dad, Dr.Carr looked after all of them with the help of her sister who was called Aunt Izzie. At first Katy disliked her very much. She was expected to look after her siblings, but she showed up as a dictator. Meanwhile she loved her disabled Cousin Helen and all her stories. But things changed pretty quickly. One day changed the whole of her life! She was sent into the school of pain as was told by Cousin Helen. Yes, a terrible accident made her an invalid. Her 4 years of bed-ridden life gradually made her very kind, neat, pleasant and good.
This isn’t just a novel, it’s something beyond. It takes us back to the 18th century America where girls were expected to be “ladylike”. It also tells us about the medical sciences of that time, when there were no treatment for such injuries. Also, getting into an accident meant you were an invalid, and that was the end of the world!
I would suggest this book to everyone in 8th,9th and 10th. It really teaches many things. So, read this book to find out what Katy did.  I hope that all will have a wonderful time reading it, just like I did!

T.Anagha Sivadas
IX C, S4399


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