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Louise Fitzhugh - Author

About the Author

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she soon experienced her parents' divorce, from which her father, Millsaps Fitzhugh, gained custody, and so she lived with him in the South. She attended Miss Hutchinsons' School and three different universities, without obtaining a degree.Her first book was Suzuki Beane in 1961, which was a children's picture book that was intended as a parody of Eloise. She illustrated it, working closely with author Sandra Scoppettone.

Her most well-known book was Harriet the Spy, which was published in 1964 to a great deal of controversy. Two minor characters in the book, Beth Ellen and Sport, were featured in two of Fitzhugh's later books, The Long Secret and Sport.

Fitzhugh illustrated many of her books and had works exhibited in Banfer Gallery, New York, in 1963, among many other galleries.

 

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Sport

Sport

Author: Louise Fitzhugh Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

Eleven-year-old Sport Rocque is living a happy life, keeping his father?s absentmindedness under control, and managing the family budget. When Kate, Sport?s new?and nice?stepmother enters the picture, things couldn?t be better. Then comes the news: Sport?s wealthy grandfather has just died and Sport is a multimillionaire. But millions of dollars equals millions of problems, as Sport soon discovers when his mother returns and kidnaps him to double her share of the inheritance! Life at the Plaza Hotel is no fun when you?re a prisoner. Will Sport manage to return his life to normal?Praise for Harriet the Spy and Her Friends Harriet the Spy';Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you're eleven or several times that age.'EW.com Harriet Spies Again By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel';Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhugh's original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today's readers.' School Library Journal Harriet the Spy, Double Agent By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold';Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm.' Booklist The Long Secret[STAR] ';Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhugh's] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children.' School Library Journal, Starred Sport[STAR] ';A worthy successor to Harriet the Spyand that is high tribute.' Booklist, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition.

Long Secret

Long Secret

Author: Louise Fitzhugh Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She's determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing situations in her efforts to reveal the culprit. Observing in her own special, caustic way with her ever-present notebook, Harriet the Spy is on the case. But will she be ready to face the truth when she finds it?Praise for Harriet the Spy and Her Friends Harriet the Spy';Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you're eleven or several times that age.'EW.com Harriet Spies Again By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel';Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhugh's original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today's readers.' School Library Journal Harriet the Spy, Double Agent By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold';Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm.' Booklist The Long Secret[STAR] ';Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhugh's] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children.' School Library Journal, Starred Sport[STAR] ';A worthy successor to Harriet the Spyand that is high tribute.' Booklist, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition.

Harriet Spies Again

Harriet Spies Again

Author: Louise Fitzhugh Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2008

Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her eleventh yearOle Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly's return remain unclear. Where is George Waldenstein? With Mr. and Mrs. Welsch living in France for three months, Sport confiding that he has a crush on a girl at school, and the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, who's going to require a whole lot of spying, Harriet already has her hands full. Then she overhears Ole Golly saying she's innocentbut innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can.Praise for Harriet the Spy and Her Friends Harriet the Spy';Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you're eleven or several times that age.'EW.com Harriet Spies Again By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel';Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhugh's original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today's readers.' School Library Journal Harriet the Spy, Double Agent By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold';Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm.' Booklist The Long Secret[STAR] ';Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhugh's] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children.' School Library Journal, Starred Sport[STAR] ';A worthy successor to Harriet the Spyand that is high tribute.' Booklist, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition.

Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy

Author: Louise Fitzhugh Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

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 shes written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy

Author: Louise Fitzhugh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2004

First published by HarperCollinsUS in 1964, this classic children's novel has sold over 4 million copies and was awarded the New York Times Outstanding Book Award. Sixth-grader Harriet attends school on the New York's Upper East Side along with her two best pals, Sport, the jock, and Janie, the mad scientist. After school every day, she takes her notebook and proceeds through her spy route. Climbing on milk crates and hoisting herself up dumbwaiters, Harriet observes the rich lady who never gets out of bed; the man with twenty-five cats and the Italian family who runs a grocery store. She writes brutally warts-and-all notes on them all. Harriet's downfall is that she also writes down her thoughts about people she actually knows. After a game in the park when her notebook is knocked out of her hands and read by her classmates, Harriet's deepest thoughts are revealed and she is quickly ostracised by all her classmates - even the boy with the Purple Socks - who form the Spycatcher's Club to punish her. After her parents find out what's happened, Harriet receives a final, crushing blow. She is no longer allowed to take notes - her parents, her teacher and even the cook search her every day for a contraband notebook. Harriet's only consolation is the love and the wise advice of her nanny who manages to get her through this difficult period in her life. A classic in the US where it was first published and a major motion film from Paramount, Harriet the Spy is a beloved book throughout the world.

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