Katy Did

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

What Katy Did Publisher's Summary

Ever since her mother died, 12-year-old Katy has attempted to look after her five younger brothers and sisters. Her father, Dr. Carr, depends on her to set a good example while he takes care of patients. But no matter how hard Katy tries to be good, trouble always finds her. She tears all her dresses and breaks the dishes. She forgets to do her homework, so she gets bad grades. And her quick temper hurts the feelings of those she loves the most. But the day she refuses to listen when Aunt Izzie forbids her to use the new swing changes her life forever.

Novelist Susan Coolidge based tall, impatient Katy on herself, and the other fun-loving characters on her own family. Reminiscent of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, this classic story of an irrepressible young girl learning some of life’s most difficult lessons has charmed readers for generations. Barbara Caruso provides the perfect voice for Katy as she savors triumphs and faces disappointments.

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  • Book 1

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ever since her mother died, 12-year-old Katy has attempted to look after her five younger brothers and sisters. Her father, Dr. Carr, depends on her to set a good example while he takes care of patients. But no matter how hard Katy tries to be good, trouble always finds her. She tears all her dresses and breaks the dishes. She forgets to do her homework, so she gets bad grades. And her quick temper hurts the feelings of those she loves the most. But the day she refuses to listen when Aunt Izzie forbids her to use the new swing changes her life forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Childhood Favorite

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Lorelei King reads Susan Coolidge's classic tale about feisty Katy and her adventures. Twelve-year-old Katy lives with her father, Aunt Izzy, and five younger brothers and sisters in the little town of Burnet. Tall, tomboyish and with a head full of plans and dreams, she just can't help getting into scrapes - she loses her homework, is late for school and gets her siblings in trouble when she persuades them to stay up past bedtime playing noisy games.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged?

    • By WatermarkedOne on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $7.01

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "What Katy Did" is a work written by Susan Coolidge, the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, which was published in 1872. It follows the adventures of a twelve year old American girl, Katy Carr, and her family who live in the fictional lakeside Ohio town of Burnet in the 1860s. Katy is a tall, untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and four year recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Katy Carr is always dreaming of the time when something will happen to make her famous. But when it does, it's not at all what she wants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and uplifting story

    • By Elizabeth Williams on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Katy Carr is always dreaming of the time when something will happen to make her famous. But when it does, it's not at all what she wants. In this moving story, Katy Carr overcomes a tragic accident and learns to be as loving and as patient as the beautiful invalid, Helen.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • What Katy Did

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The capers of Katy and her friends bring joy and mischief to their lives. Then a terrible accident forces her to learn some very important life lessons and discover an inner strength that she never knew existed.

    Regular price: $16.09

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • What Katy Did Next

    • By: Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Katy was the sort of girl who might do anything next, so long as it was something exciting! At 21, she was as eager for adventure as ever, and what greater adventure could there be for an American girl than a trip to Europe?

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  • Book 4

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