Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy


By (author) Louise Fitzhugh, Read by Anne Bobby

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  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • Format: CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 158mm x 28mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 9 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0739338994
  • ISBN 13: 9780739338995
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 411,878

Product description

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?

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Author information

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. "From the Hardcover edition."

Review quote

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"

Flap copy

Read by Anne Bobby 6 hours, 56 mins. 4 cassettes When Harriet Welsch grows up, she wants to be an author. So, she figures it's a good way to practice for her future vocation by writing down everything she sees on her spy route in a secret notebook. You can imagine her horror when the secret notebook is confiscated by her classmates and read aloud! Now Harriet's knee-deep in trouble as the tables are turned on her.