Louise Fitzhugh (1928-1974) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Bard College, studied art in Italy and France, and continued her studies in New York at the Art Students League and at Cooper Union. Her books Harriet the Spy, The Long Secret, and Sport have been acclaimed as milestones of children's literature. These classics delight readers year after year.
Gr 3-5-Harriet is determined to become a famous author. In the meantime, she practices by following a regular spy route each day and writing down everything she sees in her secret notebook. Her life is turned upside down when her classmates find her notebook and read it aloud!. By Louise Fitzhugh. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years
"Finding Harriet as a young writer in the mid 1960s was inspiring. It meant I wasn't the only one who wanted to tell stories about kids who were real."-JUDY BLUME
"I don't know of a better novel...that made more readers of my generation want to become fiction writers. I love the story of Harriet so much I feel as if I lived it." -JONATHAN FRANZEN, author of Freedom and The Corrections
"Harriet the Spy bursts with life."-School Library Journal
"The characterizations are marvelously shrewd."-The Bulletin