Vol. 10 No. 1 - What Katy Did At Christmas

Vol. 10 No. 1 - What Katy Did At Christmas

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55th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features What Katy Did, What Katy Did At School, What Katy Did Next, Clover, and In the High Valley by Susan Coolidge. 9 articles in an 8.5 x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Christmas, Clover, In the High Valley, Magazine, Nancy Young, Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did, What Katy Did At School & What Katy Did Next

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Vol. 10 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal

What Katy Did At Christmas


What's in this issue?

Altogether Delightful the Decorating article

Christmas decoration ideas including lavender balls and shepherd's stars. Includes artworks by Frans Ykens and Pierre Mignard.

Such Beautiful Things the Hearth article

Provides a pattern for creating a Christmas stocking, based upon images of 17th century children's stockings from Italy.

I'm Sure It's For Me the Kitchen article

Recalling The Christmas Box that her Swiss grandparents sent each year, Nancy presents three recipes that travel well and are full of Christmas richness and care.

A Peal Of Chimes the Music article

A brief history of peals.

It's A Christmas Tree For You the Garden article

Brief history of the Christmas tree, and ideas for decorating a home interior with miniature Christmas trees.

Perhaps I Shall Ride On A Horse the Workshop article

Instructions for making a handsome hobby horse.

Sleighbells, I Declare! the Looking Glass article

Presents a brief history of sledding, as well as an illustrated glossary of sleigh types. Includes artworks by Ivan Aivazovsky and George Henry Durrie.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Presents a short list of famous horses from literature, in case you or someone you know needs to name a hobby horse (of a particular color).

Anywhere, Anywhen, and Anywhat the Writer's Garret article

Seymore recalls the numerous homes in which he spent his childhood. He also describes the spirit of Williamsburg (with which he and Bryhta suffused there own home), and talks about monetary challenges in establishing and maintaining a home.

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What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

In What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge, Dr. Carr, Katy's father, wishes Katy and Clover to have some of the freedom and educational opportunities of other young women; so in the second Katy installment they are hustled off to an Eastern boarding school. The girls, now well into their teens, try to be model students, but there are many delightful temptations for "black marks" -- generally concocted by their mischievous friend, Rosamund Redding (Rose Red), the most popular girl at "Hillsover... Read more »

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What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

The final Katy saga--What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge--did not appear until 13 years after the publication of What Katy Did at School, even though only three years elapse in the story.
Katy is off to Europe as a companion to warm, though delicate, Mrs. Ashe and her little daughter, Amy. What Coolidge did for boarding schools in What Katy Did at School, she does for Victorian European tours in What Katy Did Next... Read more »

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What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Even though Susan Coolidge was an American author, she is better known in England. Periodically, however, her series of Katy books comes back into print in the U.S. The first in the series, What Katy Did, is especially nice for any child confined or bedridden.
The story is a bit ambling in its beginning, but grows into a very tender, delightful story of patience, quiet heroism, and fun. Katy Carr, the eldest of the vast, motherless Carr brood, begins the story as a good-hearted, though somewhat reckless girl of twelve... Read more »

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By Al R. Young The What Katy Did At Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Altogether Delightful (2 pages)Hearth - Such Beautiful Things (1 page)Kitchen - I'm Sure It's For Me (3 pages)Music - A Peal Of Chimes (3 pages)Garden - It's A Christmas Tree For You (2 pages)Workshops - Perhaps I Shall Ride On A Horse (3 pages)Glass - Sleighbells, I Declare! (1 page)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - Anywhere, Anywhen, and Anywhat (4 pages)What Katy Did At Christmas is the 61st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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