A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years selection "This is the book that made me want to be a writer. [Harriet] was the first fictional female character I ever came across who privileged her own truth above the expectations put on her as a little girl." --Anna Holmes for Bookish.com "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 "Harriet the Spy bursts with life."--School Library Journal "The characterizations are marvelously shrewd."--The Bulletin --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. 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. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. 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? --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. 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
Un clasico..genial... Harriet the Spy va de una niña que quiere ser espia y escribe todo lo que ve en un diario....lo que ve y lo que piensa, lo cual le trae algunas problemas. Tengo 41 años, pero todavia me acuerdo de leer este libro (y los otros de las serie) y me ENCANTABAN....yo queria ser Harriet, escribendo en su diario, y comiendo sandwiches de tomate. Ahora lo he comprado para mi hija de 11 años....espero que le guste tanto como yo!! Nosotros somos bilingues entonces leemos en ingles, pero estoy segura que la tranduccion tambien estara muy bien.
Great book ☺ I read this book when I was a kid, so I bought it and read it again - good old Amazon 😀 Harriet was born to well-off parents but is kind of lonely; she has no siblings and no aunts, uncles, grandparents or cousins. She has kind of on-tenterhooks relationship with her best friends Sport and Janie, and they are a bit twisted and screwed up like she is, because they have shortcomings of their own; they are all kind of latchkey kids. Harriet is very loud and loose, especially for a child brought up in the '50s and '60s - then again, she is a pre-teen - because she never got much one-to-one attention, apart from her nurse/governess Ole Golly who is an intellectual with a dry sense of humour and whose own mother is a loner. That is, until she goes. So maybe she thinks that if she is as observant as possible, being a spy and all, people might take an interest in her more and respect her more, rather than assume she is spoilt and pampered. Spying is all well and good, until all hell breaks loose, someone finds one of her notebooks and all her friends and classmates take her supposed observations the wrong way - awkward! Which results in them all picking on her at school and ganging up on her, and her wanting revenge! But then people start to realise that certain stuck-up, cliquey girls in the class have an even worse attitude, and then... say no more 😉
Really good! Funny You learn a lot of quotes in this book from ole golly!! (Her nurse)😂😂😂😂 I don't like the way she speaks but I don't think it should stop us from reading it. Makes u laugh.
Great read for my 9 year old! I got this book for my daughter who is a reluctant reader and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She read it from start to finish which is unheard of. It certainly captured her imagination!
Five Stars Fantastic book for children
Great book If you don't know it, try it. And try it along with a copy of the early 60s film THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT. They are kin.
Five Stars great funny story, strong female character.
The spies of life! I was doing a children's literature course for university and this book was one of the recommended further reading texts. The protagonist, Harriet, may initially be perceived to be a pain in the neck because, as the title proclaims, she is a spy and spends her day to day existence invading the privacy of others, albeit surreptitiously, but, as the reader gets to know her, they realise that she's a lonely girl indulging in what she believes to be a little harmless fun, noting down her observations in her trusty notebook, but when the notebook falls into the wrong hands, that's when Harriet's problems really start. Generally, it's a very good story, and an inspiration to spies everywhere, whether amateur, like harriet, or professional. Highly recommended!
This book I simply loved Harriet the Spy. I can't say that Harriet is my favourite character because that isn't exactly true. Even though I admire her stealth, it wasn't very nice of her to write down mean things on her friends. I tink that Harriet is quite a complex character who learns an important lesson in the story. It is intresting how things changd
Great buy 8 year old step daughter loves to read and is hooked on this book! Great buy
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