CATHY LEONARD CALLING by Catherine Wooley
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CATHY LEONARD CALLING

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The irrepressible charm of Cathy Leonard shines again -- this time in her special endeavor to write the society column for her small hometown newspaper. An unusual job for a ten year old? Maybe- but Cathy is far from an ordinary girl. With the same refreshing energy she expended in A Room for Cathy (1956 J-146) and Miss Cathy Leonard (1958 J-145) this lovable heroine wins the confidence of cross old Mr. Stark, editor of the County Crier, and proves to herself and her friends that she has an authentic nose for news. The going is exciting but rough. Cathy works like a demon from Halloween through Christmas tracking down all the gossip on entertainment, vacations, visits and club events. The thrills of a job well done and a first pay check are earned at no small sacrifice, for Cathy gives up top place on the classroom honor roll and in the hearts of her brother and sister for all this success. Fortunately, Mr. Stark's solution is the ideal compromise --reporting special school events and projects throughout the year. Here is a story that crackles with warmth, enthusiasm and genuine child like feeling, sure to attract additional admirers to the Cathy Leonard fan club.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1961
Publisher: Morrow