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Timeless Tale Of Katy Carr,
This review is from: What Katy Did (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
I have just rediscovered What Katy Did,after a clearout of old children's books.My original copy was very worn and so I purchased this Puffin Classic from amazon,of course!
I was absorbed into the wonderful story of Katy Carr and her family,full of warmth,poignancy and charm,in which the heroine is shown a lesson when she falls out of a faulty swing in the shed at home and she has to spend long months recovering,unable to be active and enjoy life as she used to before the accident.
A host of marvellous characters appear in this book-Katy's austere Aunt Izzie,her loving father Dr Carr,her brothers Phil and Dorry,sisters Elsie,Clover and Johnny. Her siblings were modelled on author Susan Coolidge's own.The Carr children's mother died when Phil was four years old.
The shining light of Katy's difficult time is Cousin Helen,who suffered a similar accident but never recovered fully from it.
This story is indeed timeless and it could be read to children of today.I was totally immersed in this story and a bomb could explode while I was reading it and it wouldn't be heard by me!