|aWhat Katy did|cSusan Coolidge ; illustration by Quino Marin.
|aThe what Katy did collection.
|aOriginally published: 1872.
|aIncludes an excerpt from: What Katy did on school.
|a"Virago children's classics"--last page.
|aKaty, a 12-year-old gangly tomboy, dreams of blossoming into a sophisticated young woman, capable of grand deeds and adventures. She is however prone to mischief, and leads her six siblings into various scrapes, much to the annoyance of her kindly father and domineering aunt. Her life is turned upside down by a terrible accident, which leaves her bedridden invalid. Now she is forced to learn the virtues of patience, sacrifice and hopefulness, as she comes to terms with her disability.