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Just Sixteen

Susan Coolidge

Book Overview: 

A collection of short stories from the author of the What Katy Did series, for an audience ranging from younger to older children - and enjoyable for adults too! They vary in style - fairy tales, humorous sketches, stories of everyday life, romances, children's scrapes and practical advice

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Sandyport to employ "little Miss Talcott." Her capabilities once discovered, people were quick in finding out ways in which to utilize them. Mrs. Robert Brown had the sudden happy thought of getting Georgie to arrange the flowers for a ball which she was giving. Georgie loved flowers, and had that knack of making them look charming in vases which is the gift of a favored few. The ball decorations were admired and commented upon; people said it was "so clever of Mrs. Brown," and "so much better than stiff things from a florist's," and presently half a dozen other ladies[47] wanted the same thing done for them. Fashion and sheep always follow any leader who is venturesome enough to try a new fence.

Later, Mrs. Horace Brown, with her cards out for a great lawn-party, had the misfortune to sprain her ankle. In this emergency she bethought herself of Georgie, who thereupon proved so "invaluable" as a dea ex machina behind the scenes, that thenceforward Mrs. Brow. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Unlike Not Quite Eighteen (16 stories) or A Round Dozen (13 stories), Just Sixteen manages to have exactly as many stories as the title says.

1. "A Little Knight of Labor" -- I had sort of hoped that this would be actually about labor unions, but it's not. (Probably the nice railroad baron character

A rather uneven story collection. Favorite story, "A Little Knight of Labor" (impoverished genteel woman shocks relatives but finds contentment by becoming a housekeeper). Least favorite story, "Snowy Peter" (A snowman built by children comes to life and climbs up the walls of the house in order to

Another old-fashioned book from 'What Katy did' and 'What Katy did at school'. Made up of short stories, its innocence and purity will appeal to children.

Collection of short stories. It's a perfectly fine book but nothing particularly special. Mostly feminine interest with some romances.