Fans of Harriet the Spy must click here. Seriously. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks to Friend-of-the-Horn-Book Rich Michelson for sharing this special image with us (used by permission of Laura Morehead, another big thank-you). According to Rich: “The story behind the picture is only that it was found among Louise Fitzhugh’s papers. No one knows why it was not published or what it was done for.” A mystery worthy of Harriet herself.
Find more online about Harriet at 50, and look to the May/June 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. And be sure not to miss the special exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art, through November 30, 2014.