Kat, Incorrigible

Kat, Incorrigible

Book - 2011
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In Regency England, when twelve-year-old Kat discovers she has magical powers, she tries to use them to rescue her sister from marrying a man she does not love.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416994473
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 22 cm.


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ArapahoeJillK Jan 14, 2018

New magic equals adventure in 19th century England. First book in a series.

Jan 14, 2018

New magic equals adventure in 19th century England. First book in a series.

The first book i read, Kat, Incorrigible, was pretty good people who like fantasy or "tall tales" would like this book. I liked this book because i like books that have magic and adventurous, mystery in it. What i didn't like about this book was that the beginning was a little bit boring it took a while to get to the main point of this book.

-Ivy, age 13

martha_w Aug 15, 2015

This is an enjoyable story of magic in Regency England featuring an intrepid 12-year-old named Kat Stephenson. I could see this being appealing to middle school girls who like a fun historical setting with their fantasy, and there are enough sly allusions to Austen to keep adults entertained, too. It's the first in a trilogy, and I'll definitely read the sequels.

m2 Jan 03, 2014

A fun (and not slavishly historical) romp through Regency England with the incorrigible Kat Stephenson! Magic in this world is inherited and scandalous. The fact that Kat uses her considerable untrained magical talent for the sole purpose of getting her older sisters married to men of their choice is hysterical! The allusions (to other fiction by Austen and otherwise) will add another layer to your enjoyment.

Kdmullerspy Jul 10, 2013

Awesome book! Kat is so clever! I found it very interesting.


There is a certain subset of romantic tween gal who has outgrown the princess genre but still longs for something similar. For them, this book fills that hard-to-define little need they may not even know they have. I think it is appealing to a certain kind of child. Some fantasy fans may find it too grounded in history to really get into it, while historical fiction fans could dislike what little magic there is. Yet for some, it’s just the right balance for the time period. Funny and strange, it’s bound to find some fans in the 9-12 range. I’ve seen books similar to it before, but nothing reads quite like this clever little debut. Good stuff.

Jul 24, 2011

three words:
I LOVED IT!!!!!!

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white_zebra_177 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13


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Jul 14, 2012

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And she would have got away with it too, if it hadn’t been for those pesky sisters! Katherine Ann Stephenson (Kat) was wholly prepared to disguise herself as a boy and escape to London in order to save her eldest sister from having to marry that wretched Sir Neville, thereby keeping the family from financial ruin. Unfortunately, Kat doesn’t get five feet before her two older sisters figure out what she’s up to and put a stop to it. The year is 1803 and Kat’s mother (now long since dead) was once a witch. Thinking on her feet, Kat decides that the next best way to save Elissa is to locate her mother’s magic books and find something useful in them. This plan doesn’t entirely work either, though, since (A) Angeline got to them first and has been experimenting and (B) it turns out that Kat has a very different, very powerful kind of magic of her own that has nothing to do with witchcraft. Now the whole family has been invited to a nearby estate, and Kat has only a little time to outwit various adults, save her sisters, make everything right, and defeat the only villain who has ever made her feel truly powerless.


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“I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed in boys’ clothes, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.”


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