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Grade 3-5-Harriet is determined to become a famous author. In the meantime, she practices by following a regular spy route each day and writing down everything she sees in her secret notebook. Her life is turned upside down when her classmates find her notebook and read it aloud!. By Louise Fitzhugh.
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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
I read this book over and over again as a child, and now have revisited and still love it as an adult!!Published 20 months ago by Donna Holland
(...) I have read the whole book of Harriet the Spy and as long as long as I live, I will love this book. Read morePublished on June 7 2004
I first knew about Harriet the Spy in 5th grade when the movie came out. I was entranced, enthralled and totally taken with such a moving film (no wonder it's called "One of the... Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by C. Eberlein
Harriet the Spy is an 11 year old girl who keeps painful but true notes in her notebook. Soon her notebook falls into the wrong hands and everyone in her class, even her two best... Read morePublished on March 4 2004
This book reminds me of the days when I used to work for good old fidel, destabilizing governments, and being an all around bad guy. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by Che Guevara
ok, i must say that this book is possibly the best book i've ever read. i have definitly recommended this story to essentially everyone i know, and most that have read it have told... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003
This book is an excellent read for children, the story of Harriet is not one to be missed. She, as a determined spy set for a career in writing, finds herself going through her spy... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by Nikki
I just finished listening to this book with our two sons age 8 and 9. The writing style was very descriptive and well developed (with the exception of the conclusion), however the... Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003
this book blew me away! i read it for the first time at 8 years old. i saw the movie. from then on, i kept a journal in a speckled, black and white composition book! Read morePublished on July 31 2003