Harriet the Spy (Collins Modern Classics)

Author(s): Louise Fitzhugh

Children's & YA

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. She never goes anywhere without her notebook. She scribbles her brutally honest observations in preparation for her glittering career as a writer. Then one day Harriet's friends find the notebook, and her life is never the same again.


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Louise Fitzhugh was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1928, the only child of attorney Millsaps Fitzhugh and tap-dancer Louise Perkins. Her parents were divorced soon after she was born and Louise lived with her father, having virtually no contact with her mother. She attended a succession of schools and colleges then travelled around Europe, finally settling in New York and pursuing a career as an artist. She published 'Harriet the Spy', her first novel, to mixed reviews in 1964, but it has since been recognised as a children's classic. 'The Long Secret' followed in 1965 and 'Sport' was published posthumously in 1979. Louise Fitzhugh died suddenly in 1974, aged only 46.

General Fields

  • : 9780007333868
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • : July 2009
  • : 129mm X 198mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louise Fitzhugh
  • : Paperback
  • : 716
  • : en
  • : FIC
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : 288
  • : 16 b/w illus, (chapter head illustrations)