KATIE JOHN by Mary Calhoun
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Katie John, an impulsive and enthusiastic child, is at first reluctant to settle down with her family in the old Missouri home of her deceased Aunt Emily. But as the summer progresses, Katie becomes fascinated by the house and its many links with nineteenth century American history. Many adventures, mainly instigated by her facile imagination, bind her to the house, which by Thanksgiving is really home to Katie John. Mary Calhoun, author of Houn' Dog and other books, imbues her story with a good feeling of locale, a strong sense of seasonal change, and above all a vigorous portrayal of an appealing and lively heroine.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1960
Publisher: Harper