Gates, Doris SENSIBLE KATE
New York: The Viking Press, 1943. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Marjorie Torrey. Hardcover. Very good plus, in beige cloth with blue vignette and lettering; the cloth is pretty substantially finger-soiled; in a soiled, chipped, rubbed, nicked illustrated dust jacket.
Kate Summers, a red-headed freckle-faced orphan, introduces herself by saying "the only thing that can be said for me is that I'm sensible." Kate comes to live with Christopher and Nora Tuttle at their California seaside home as a family helper.