Author(s): Susan Coolidge
I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out'. Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, and angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called 'good'. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy before that time comes...
'A book about a long lanky tomboy with tangled hair, a crazy imagination and a whole heap of good intentions. Katy Carr wasn't perfect - far from it - but she was perfect for me!' Cathy Cassidy
Susan Coolidge was born in 1835 in Ohio, USA. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she started to write. She based her best known Carr family from What Katy Did on her own siblings. She also wrote What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley.