Book Reviews of Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy
Author: Louise Fitzhugh
ISBN-13: 9780064471541
ISBN-10: 0064471543
Publication Date: 5/1996
Edition: Rei
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Another fave of mine read over and over.
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The first adventure of Harriet. While honing her spying skills, she manages to alienate almost everyone.
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From Our Editors
Meet Harriet M. Welsch -- one of the most unforgettable, funniest characters in children's literature. Harriet is a girl with only one ambition in life: to be a spy. She works hard at it -- filling her secret notebook with observations about her parents, friends, and neighbors. But when her classmates find her notebook and read her mean comments about them, Harriet finds herself shunned by everyone. How can she put her spying talents to good use and make her friends like her again?

From The Critics
School Library Journal
Gr 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. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Classic children's lit!
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A good read for early tweens. It was entertaining. About a girl who writes notes about others in a notebook and then the notebook is found. You can read about the conclusion in the book.
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This is one of my all-time favorite children's books!
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An awesome book- I've read it at least 15 times!
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Harriet Welsch is determined to grow up and be 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. Then one morning, Harriet's life is turned upside down. Her classmates find her spy notebook and read it out loud. Harriet's in big trouble. The other sixth-graders are stealing her tomato sandwiches, forming a spy-catcher club, and writing notes of their own -- all about Harriet!
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Harriet is determined to grow up and be a famous author and practices by following nan regular spy route each day and writing down everything she sees in her secret notebook. Then one morning her classmates find her spy notebook and read it out loud! Harriet's in big trouble. The other sixth-graders are stealing her tomato sandwiches, forming a spy-catcher club, and writing notes of their own - all about Harriet!
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I loved this book when I was young.
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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!
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Wonderful book for teens. There is a few things that pertain to the female body maturing that made it a bit awkward for me while reading to ALL of my children but other than that, it is a sweet coming of age book.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
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.
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The first adventure of Harriet. While honing her spying skills, she manages to alienate almost everyone.
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A great children's book, would be a perfect read for a 4th grade girl :)
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One of my all-time favorite books. I'm a 37-year-old adult and I still re-read this from time to time.

Harriet is an only child who fancies herself a spy. She has regular "clients" that she spies on, jotting observations down in her notebook, one of many that she has kept since she was younger. Her nanny, Ole Golly, encourages her writing, but when one of her notebooks falls into the wrong hands, she alienates her friends and things in her life go horribly wrong.

The drawings by the author are creepy, yet remarkably accurate. I always feel bad for Harriet when she gets caught, but the story has a bittersweet ending that is very satisfying.
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Harriet, a ten year old with a self-assigned spy route, keeps detailed notes about everyone and everything she sees. Unfortunately, her notebook falls into the wrong hands, nearly destroying all of her friendships.

This was one of my very favorite books as a child. Harriet is the type of kid to whom any child who is bright and a bit of a social outsider will relate. Now, decades later, my daughter is as enamored of this book as I was. Harriet helped me feel less alone as a kid; it was reassuring to know that I wasn't the only one who looked at the world differently than those around me. As an adult, I appreciate that this book offers a great tale of friendship and trust, without being preachy.
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A classic1
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She's staked out a spy route, and she writes down everything about everyone she sees, including classmates and best friends...then she loses the notebook..
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Great book!
Oh, and I posted this book, and there are no stickers in it/on it. :)
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Back Cover:
Harriet M Welsch is a spy. She staked out a spy route, and writes down everything about everyone she sees, including her classmates and even her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before Harriet 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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Note: this book has a bookcrossing.com sticker in it.