Gangly, quick-tempered Katy always meant to be beautiful and beloved and as good as an angel one day, but meanwhile her resolutions somehow get forgotten or go horribly wrong. Until, one terrible day, the swing breaks...But it is still a long, eventful time before Katy learns to be as loving and patient as her beautiful, invalid Cousin Helen.
This is the most wonderful book I have read in quite sometime. It is the story of an oldest child , her adventures and her troubles. An act of disobedience has dire consequences but she preservers and learns a difficult lesson. If you love Martha Finley, or Hesba Stretton, if you enjoy the Five little Peppers books you will not be disappointed. This is book is a gem...I am surprised it is not more popular.