Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

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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, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
 

About Louise Fitzhugh

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Louise Fitzhugh's children's books have been acclaimed as milestones of children's literature.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Yearling. 312 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Ericson revisits the life of Harriet M.

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With the approval of Louise Fitzhugh's (author of Harriet the Spy) estate, Ericson revisits the life of Harriet M.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that fans of the eponymous book will love watching an updated Harriet explore her world and write what she sees.

Feb 24 2005 | Read Full Review of Harriet the Spy

Common Sense Media

Kids might not like the idea of Harriet writing about them, but they'll certainly enjoy reading what she has to say about everybody in her world!

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Salon

In her defense, Gregory Maguire writes in an essay included in the special 50th anniversary edition of “Harriet the Spy,” “Harriet was honest, which is not the same thing as mean.” That’s debatable, given, say, how much of Harriet’s vituperation is directed at the unfortunate Pinky Whitehead, a c...

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Kids might not like the idea of Harriet writing about them, but they'll certainly enjoy reading what she has to say about everybody in her world!.

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The Midnight Garden

Once I read it, I can see why my mom (my major source of book inspirations) wouldn’t have recommended it – she liked more “sanitary” kids books.

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