About Susan Coolidge [Sarah Chauncey Woolsey]Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (January 29, 1835, Cleveland, Ohio – April 9, 1905, Newport, Rhode Island), pseudonym Susan Coolidge, was an American children's author and poet. Woolsey came from a wealthy New England family in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent most of her childhood in New Haven, Connecticut. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she began to write. She edited the diaries and letters of Frances Burney and the letters of Jane Austen. Susan Coolidge's most famous work is her girl's book What Katy Did (1872), which has been translated into several languages. The fictional Carr family is modeled after her own family, , and its four sequels: What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley.
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