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Patty's Butterfly Days
Patty and her friend Mona Galbraith are spending the summer at Spring Beach together while their parents are away travelling. The girls throw house parties and have plenty of visitors, including handsome young Bill Farnsworth who begins to play a significant role in Patty’s life. This is the tenth book in the ‘Patty Fairfield’ children’s series by prolific author Carolyn Wells. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was a prolific American novelist and poet, best known for her children’s literature, mystery novels and humorous verse. Following school in New Jersey, Wells worked as a librarian where she developed her love of reading. It was during 1896, while working at the library that Wells' first book ‘At the Sign of the Sphinx’ was published. From 1900 she dedicated herself to her literary career, writing over 170 novels in total across a range of genres. Some of her most loved works include the ‘Patty Fairfield’ and ‘Marjorie Maynard’ series for girls, as well as the ‘Fleming Stone’ mystery series for adults. Wells is also well-known for her humorous nonsense verse, and was a frequent contributor of verse to magazines. She published an autobiography ‘The Rest of my Life’ in 1937. Wells died in New York City in 1942.