Thursday, May 29, 2008

~What Katy Did~

Years ago, my sisters and I stumbled across the book What Katy Did. It was a charming tale, and we enjoyed it immensely!

As I've mentioned before, I sometimes get the hankering to reread books that I enjoyed when I was younger. Usually they are classics, and usually I gain a lot more from the rereading than I did from the original reading.

What Katy Did is the story of a young girl named Katy, who is motherless, along with her five siblings. She is the oldest, and at the age of 12, quite scatter-brained and not very kind to her younger siblings. She is also negligent in the area of obedience, and one day her disobedience cost her dearly. For four years she finds herself bedridden, and for a good portion of that time, in pain. Through the advice of a cousin (also an invalid) she sees her time of recovery as a time to refine her character.

The book, authored by Susan Coolidge, was copyrighted in 1872, so it is a little glimpse into what life was like during that time period. The book was followed by What Katy Did at School, and What Katy Did Next, both of which I have read, and plan on rereading soon. Very charming books!


Tori said...

Thanks for the tip about this book, it sounds like a good one!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Sounds like a great book! I googled it and I actually found an E-book of it here:,M1

You then can download it using Adobe Reader and save it in your files!

Can't wait to read it

Donna said...

Hi Tammy,
I have been lurking around you blog for a while now and thought I would come out of hiding and say hi. I am an Aussie living in West Virginia with my husband and three girls. I really enjoy reading you blog and feel like I am catching up with a friend each time I read an entry. I love how you value the ordinary, everday things like your garden and housework and your knitting and sewing projects. Well anyway I justwanted to say Hi!

Mrs. C said...

I had to chuckle as I read this because just this morning we picked up What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next. My daughter has been wanting to get them ever since she read What Katy Did At School. :)

Tammy said...

Tori, yes it is a good book! If you can't find a copy, you can always read it online, thanks to Amy's link! :-)

Amy, I didn't realize that What Katy Did was an e-book. I previously read What Katy Did Next off the internet, since I couldn't find it at my library.

Donna, thanks for the warm comment. It is nice to "meet" you! :-)

Mrs. C - how funny! Have fun reading them!

Dell said...

What a great tip! This sounds like a book my girls would ADORE! I'm off to search ebay.