This first book was followed by “What Katy Did at School”and “What Katy Did Next”. This story follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old American girl, Katy Carr, and her family who live in the fictional lakeside town of Burnet, ...
Author: Susan Coolidge
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
WHAT KATY DID NEXT (book 3 in the What Katy Did series) opens by reintroducing the Carr family and introduces the widow Mrs. Ashe. Katy has finished school and Mrs. Ashe has her nephew, Walter, over for a visit and it is discovered that he has scarlet fever. Anxious that her only daughter Amy should not contract the disease, Amy is sent to live with the Carrs where she builds a rapport with Katy. Following Walter's recovery, Mrs. Ashe decides on a vacation to Europe and asks that Katy be her travel companion. Initially reluctant due to familial obligations, Katy is persuaded by her father to go and is given $300 for the trip. Before she begins her travels, Katy stops in Boston to visit her old friend Rose Red Browne from Hillsover. It is discovered that she has since married a man named Deniston and had a child by him. After their meeting, Katy and Amy depart on a steamer to England with the Ashes. All three experience bouts of seasickness. They eventually come within view of the Irish Coast and start their trip in Europe. Katy's experience in England (Chapter 3) involve her being perplexed by English culture, such as when she discovers a "fine day" in England is any day it's not raining and the English muffins Dickens commended in his books are really tasteless. She also does some sight-seeing. After spending time together with Mrs. Ashe's brother, Ned, he and Katy fall in love. When Katy gets home, she receives a letter from Ned and blushing she runs to her room, leaving Clover and the reader thinking that Ned may have “popped the question.” ================ KEYWODS/TAGS: What Katy did Next, Susan Coolidge, Carr family, Dr. Carr, scarlet fever, Mrs Ashe, Amy Ashe, nephew, Walter, rapport, daughter, holiday, vacation, Europe, steamer, ship, seasick, travel, companion, Boston, Rose Red, Browne, Hillsover, married, Deniston, baby, child, Ireland, Irish, English Culture, muffins, tasteless, sightseeing, brother, Ned, fall in love, letter, proposal, blush, pop the question, Unexpected Guest, Invitation, Rosebud, Spartacus, Story-Book England, Across The Channel, Pension Suisse, Track Of Ulysses, Roman Holiday, Clear Shining, After Rain, Next