Monday, March 10, 2014

50 Years - Harriet the Spy

It’s been fifty years now since an iconic children’s book heroine who observed friends, classmates and neighbors, and held nothing back in her notebook commentary, first came on the scene.  It was in 1964 that Harper and Row published Louise Fitzhugh’s “Harriet the Spy,” and Harriet M. Welsch IS a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, but sometimes awful, things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? You can find out with a copy of the book which is available here at the library.

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