What Katy Did Next is a delightful book written for children by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey in the late 19th century. This heart-warming tale details the story of Katy, a twelve-year-old American tomboy who lives with her family in the fictionalised Ohio town of Burnet in the 1860s. Katy is obsessed with fantastical notions of greatness and wishes to be handsome and beloved by all, and after the death of her mother she resolves to be a mother to her siblings - but not with some difficulty. After a terrible accident which leaves her crippled, Katy gradually learns to be as good and kind as she has always wished to be during her long and challenging recovery. This lovely tale of growth and realisation is a timeless classic, enjoyed by children today just as much as it was upon its originally publication in 1872. Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American author often writing under the pseudonym Susan Coolidge. Other notable works by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey include: Not Quite Eighteen (1894), Little Bo-Beep (1901), and What Katy Did at School (1873). This book is republished now with an additional biography of the author.