CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Revisiting Harriet the Spy Nearly a Half Century Later

The anniversary edition of Harriet the Spy next to my favorite notebook and pen
The anniversary edition of Harriet the Spy next to my favorite notebook and pen
A 50th anniversary edition of Harriet the Spy and my own modest spy kit

Book One

Controversy

Louise Fitzhugh’s well-loved tale of a girl who spies on her friends and has to face the consequences was banned because it was said to set a bad example for children, supposedly encouraging them to spy, lie, and swear.

What did I fall in love with?

A half century later

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