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Susan Coolidge (1835–1905)

Autor/a de What Katy Did

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Sobre l'autor

Susan Coolidge - pseudonym of Sarah Chauncy Woolsey (1845-1905) - was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent much of her childhood in Connecticut. After serving as a nurse in the Civil War, she took up writing. By chance, her editor was also the editor for Louisa M. Alcott - famous for her Little Women mostra'n més books - and it is thought that he suggested Susan Coolidge try the same kind of story. Five books about Katy Carr and her family resulted. mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote under the pen-name Susan Coolidge.


Obres de Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did (1872) — Autor — 2,036 exemplars
What Katy Did Next (1886) 941 exemplars
What Katy Did at School (1873) 828 exemplars
Clover (1888) 172 exemplars
In the High Valley (1891) 140 exemplars
Katy: 4 Volume Omnibus (1979) 110 exemplars
Nine Little Goslings (1875) 17 exemplars
A Little Country Girl (1885) 16 exemplars
Eyebright (1879) 15 exemplars
Just Sixteen (2012) 11 exemplars
Verses (2009) 9 exemplars
Not Quite Eighteen (1894) 8 exemplars
A Round Dozen (1883) 7 exemplars
Twilight Stories (Dodo Press) (2007) 6 exemplars
What Katy Did [Abridged] (1978) 4 exemplars
A few more verses (2010) 2 exemplars
The stories trees tell (2008) 2 exemplars
The New-Year's Bargain (2012) 2 exemplars
The day's message 2 exemplars
Little Tommy Tucker 1 exemplars
Christmas Short Works Collection 2014 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
What Katy Did (Abridged) (1967) 1 exemplars
What Katy Did Next 1 exemplars
Curly Locks (1899) 1 exemplars
Cross Patch (1881) 1 exemplars
Last Verses (2010) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Treasure Chest (My Book House) (1932) — Col·laborador — 253 exemplars
She Wields a Pen: American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century (1997) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Little Lassies (1904) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Poems in the waiting room : Issue 86 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Coolidge, Susan
Nom oficial
Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Lloc de defunció
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Llocs de residència
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
children's book author
girls' school story author
Woolsey, Gamel (niece)
Biografia breu
Sarah Chaucey Woolsey was born into a wealth and influential New England family living in Cleveland. One of her uncles was Theodore Dwight Woolsey, president of Yale College. The author and poet Gamel Woolsey was her niece. Sarah spent much of her childhood in New Haven after the family moved there. She travelled to Europe in 1870–1872 and then settled with her family in Newport, Rhode Island. She never married. She served as a nurse during the U.S. Civil War and then began to publish her writing, using the pseudonym "Susan Coolidge." She's best remembered for the classic five-volume What Katy Did series, but Susan Coolidge also was a prolific writer of verses and short stories for children. In addition, she edited several works including The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delaney (1879) and The Diary and Letters of Frances Burney (1880).
Nota de desambiguació
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote under the pen-name Susan Coolidge.



I’ve been wanting to get through a few classics this year, and my most recent pick was this book, which I’ve had on the shelf for a while now. A friend recommended it to me, so over the years, I’ve collected the series from second-hand stores; I just never sat down to read them! I found the first third of this book dry and somewhat hard-going, but I’m glad I persevered, because it ended up being a lovely story!

Somewhat reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, and Little Women, this book is full of adventures, high jinks, and mischief that children often get themselves into. It’s mostly lighthearted fun; occasionally they are disobedient, but that is rarely tolerated.

I found this a fun story to read, despite the slow start, and I’m glad I didn’t DNF it, as I was tempted to do!
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EstherFilbrun | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 9, 2023 |
My nostalgic return to children's literature continues with this charming story, very much establishing the pattern later adopted by Anne of Green Gables with its episodic format and likable protagonist. I had no idea, incidentally, that the Americans called a bush cricket a 'katydid' - but that's evidently what it is!
soylentgreen23 | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Nov 19, 2022 |
I'm sure this is charming, and it caught my attention on Hoopla as a book I'd heard of. I knew nothing about it, not even that it was a children's book. It was written in 1872 and stars 12-year old Katy, though perhaps by the third book in the series, which this is, she is older. I could see it sparkled. But didn't interest me much unfortunately.
Okies | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jun 5, 2022 |
A story about a girl who might not be the most obedient person and might not be the best influence on her younger siblings but who is adventurous and imaginative. This tells how she learned a lesson. Its got a nice style to it and good characterization however it gets very moralistic and smaltzey later. I don't normally care about the message a story might have but after i finished this i couldn't help thinking about it and the more i thought about it, the more annoying the story became. So i've taken a bit off the score for that.… (més)
wreade1872 | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2021 |



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