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Harriet the Spy: 50th Anniversary Edition

Harriet the Spy: 50th Anniversary Edition

"Happy 50th Birthday, Harriet M. Welsch! (Can you believe it? The girl doesn't look a day over eleven.) Whether you're just meeting Harriet or whether you spent a good portion of the 90s, as I did, lugging around a secret green notebook, this new edition is one you'll want on your shelf forever. In addition to the beloved, original text and illustrations, there are lots of fresh gems here: a map of Harriet's Manhattan neighborhood, essays from children's authors like Judy Blume and Rebecca Stead, archival materials from the book's initial publication. Happy spying."

Liz S.

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Author Louise Fitzhugh
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 2014-02-25
Section Children's (8 - 12) / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Liz S.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780385376105

This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, Harriet the Spy, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Meg Cabot, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and many more, as well as a map of Harriet's New York City neighborhood and spy route and original author/editor correspondence. 

Using her keen observation skills, 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch writes down in her notebook what she considers the truth about everyone in and around her New York City neighborhood. When she loses track of her notebook, it ends up in the wrong hands, and before she can stop them, her friends read the sometimes awful things she's observed and written about each of them. How can Harriet find a way to keep her integrity and also put her life and her friendships back together?

“I don’t know of a better novel about the costs and rewards of being a truth teller, nor of any book 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

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