Clover by Susan Coolidge

Mountain Air

Clover by Susan Coolidge is a wonderful children’s historical novel and the first book in the Clover Carr Chronicles. It continues on from where the Carr Family series finished.

Clover is just as enchanting as the previous novels. Clover is the sister down from Katy. She is quieter but just as kind and good hearted.

The book moves from the family home to the mountains as Clover offers to look after her younger sibling who is in ill health, needing the fresh mountain air. Here, we see Clover blossom.

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What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge

Pure Delight

What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge is the third book in the Carr Family series which has been enchanting.

In this book we see Katy as she undertakes a European tour with her friend and her friend’s young daughter. It was very fashionable to travel abroad for the well to do. It was quite an undertaking in the late nineteenth century.

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What Katy Did At School by Susan Coolidge

Kindness And Caring

What Katy Did At School by Susan Coolidge is the second book in the marvellous Carr Family series, that is every bit as entertaining as when it was written in the 1870’s.

As the title suggests the reader follows Katy and her younger sister Clover to boarding school for a year. The reader is enchanted by their everyday lives.

Katy and Clover have hearts of gold. They see those that others reject and they spread goodness and kindness wherever they go.

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What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

Charming

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge is the most charming historical YA novel. It was written in the 1870’s but has withstood the test of time. It is the first book in the Carr Family series.

I had heard of What Katy Did but never actually read it in my childhood – I have been missing out. It is delightful. We hear about the everyday life of twelve year old Katy and her younger siblings. The book is set in a far simpler time where a child’s imagination was fertile. There was much love and fun to be had.

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