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Katy Porter likes to climb trees, play with her sister, and ride bikes with her brother. The Porters are a close family. They are brought even closer through a family vacation, a surprise in the middle of the night, and an important decision that will affect them all.
Katy is enjoying her summer break from school when her parents tell her that they are thinking about homeschooling in the fall. Katy likes being an average girl and is afraid that being homeschooled will make her too different from everyone else.
Katy's parents will have to decide soon. This summer could bring a big change for the Porter family. Whatever they decide, it has already brought a big change in Katy's heart, for she is learning that being different is okay after all.
Katy is a pure story of strong character, simple faith, and a loving family.
Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy is a homeschool graduate. She and her husband and children live in Tennessee. Mev is the director of the Homeschool Dramatic Society and has written several historical dramas.
Helpful in Getting Our Minds Prepared
"My daughter and I read Katy just before beginning our adventure in home education at the end of August. We thoroughly enjoyed the book and read it daily over about a one week period. Not only did we look forward each day to find out what would happen next in the story, it was so helpful in getting our minds prepared for what we were about to begin. I would recommend this well-written, engaging book to all. " (Texas)
"We have read Katy and LOVED IT!" (Kentucky)
We Would Like to Hear More
"Dear Mary Evelyn, My mom and I have been reading your book, Katy. (My brother listened too!) It has been really fun. We just finished it. We want to know if you can continue to write books about Katy. We would like to hear more! I'm 8 years old, and we home school too! It was nice to read a story about a little girl who loves the Lord." (Ohio)
Amazing Author and Artist
"[M]y nine year old daughter is busy reading [Katy] and seems to be very inspired that a fellow homeschooler wrote and illustrated it. [Mary Evelyn] is an amazing author and artist!" (Texas)