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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (59 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Coolidge Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In this sequel to What Katy Did, Katy Carr has recovered from her long period of paralysis, and is sent, along with her sister Clover, to Hillsover boarding school.

The girls fall into friendship with the mischievous Rose Red, and the three of them start a secret club and get into trouble with their teachers.

During her time at Hillsover, Katy has a positive influence on the younger girls at the school, while they help her to regain some of her youthfulness, lost as a result of her illness. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Headley Mist | 9/17/2011

    " I was very impressed by the Katy studying the history od Europe before going there and carrying around trivia questions in the pocket. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine O'donnell | 3/7/2011

    " Not sure if this is the edition I read. These books were a huge influence on my early life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/8/2011

    " this book was a present from my grandma when i was fairly young.despite the fact that i believe she bought it purely for the name of the main character, katy. this katy, though resembles me, she is loud and rude and busy, but she always means well. i learnt alot through katy's journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devika | 11/10/2010

    " It's a bit like Enid Blyton's school stories.. Really nice.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 3/7/2010

    " This was probably the first girl school book I read. I loved the winter scenes and the christmas box and wanted for ages to know what Jumblies were! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diva | 11/9/2009

    " the poem at the start of the book, makes me so nostalgic. a really sweet,down to earth, real life kind of story , still it catches your attention with it's uniqueness of expression and style of story telling. i can';t wait to read the third book, but i am not sure where i might get it :P. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 9/22/2009

    " After I crumbled my Mum's old copy of What Katy Did, she managed to find me the next two books. I just found this copy in a charity shop for 10p and it was just as I remember. Katy is a bit less goody goody in this one which makes her a bit easier to handle! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/25/2009

    " I can't remember this story but am sure I must of read this when I was younger, along with the other 2 in the series. Again this is a lovely read for young girls. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Forooz | 3/29/2009

    " i didn't like it at all. it was actually a long long sermon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/3/2009

    " I had not read this book before, viewing it as dreadfully grown up, but I found it far from that! I enjoyed it, and especially learnt from Katy's way in which she dealt with being falsely accused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shoshana | 11/7/2008

    " Um, when does the story start? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Addriana | 10/20/2008

    " I like this book. It's old fashioned but a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 10/16/2008

    " Easily forgettable book (cos I forgot the content of the book) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Palwascha | 12/17/2007

    " It's been a million years since I read this book but I never got to read the second one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/20/2007

    " Made me want to go to boarding school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 9/6/2007

    " Hilarious!! :D I love Rosie!!! :D "

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About the Author
Author Susan Coolidge

Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncy Woolsey (1835–1905), an American writer from Ohio.  She was born into an eminent family, which had long and close connections with Yale University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States.  After the American Civil War, during which she served as a nurse, she turned to writing.

Her first book, A New Year’s Bargain, was published in 1871.  It happened that Susan Coolidge’s editor was also the editor for Louisa M. Alcott, who had then recently become famous for her books Little Women and Little Men.  The editor suggested that Susan Coolidge try her hand at the same kind of story.  Five books about the irrepressible Katy Carr followed, tracing the fortunes and misfortunes of the Carr family from childhood, through school and travels in Europe, to marriage.  The books are:  What Katy Did, What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover, and In the High Valley.  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 also for inspiring Susan Coolidge.

Like Louisa M. Alcott’s books, the characters in Susan Coolidge’s books are especially lifelike because there is no doubt that they are based on members of her own family.  Susan herself was tall, quick-witted and impatient, like Katy; Katy’s three sisters are Susan’s three sisters, and Katy’s two brothers are Susan Coolidge’s brother and cousin.

Susan Coolidge never married but devoted her life to her literary and social activities.  Apart from her children’s books, she wrote verse and edited the correspondence of Jane Austen and Fanny Burney.

About the Narrator

Laurel Lefkow’s many theater credits include Look Back in Anger, Little Foxes, The Heiress, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Boy Next Door. On television she can be seen in A Class Act, Small Metal Jacket, and The Perfect Family. An accomplished radio actress, Laurel is also a frequent narrator of audiobooks.