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The Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2014

May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


Harriet at 50
We mark the golden anniversary of Louise Fitzhugh’s immortal Harriet the Spy.

Spying on Louise Fitzhugh” by K. T. Horning

Fifty Years of Novel Exploits” by Betsy Hearne

I Spy: Harriet and I” by Jack Gantos

Becoming a Book Detective” by Cathryn M. Mercier

Writer, Wrestler, Stutterer, Spy” by Megan McDonald

Harriet and Me” by Ginee Seo


“The Man with the Purple Socks” by Roger Sutton

An Interview with Elizabeth Wein” by Deirdre F. Baker
The author talks about Rose Under Fire, the nature of bravery, flight as metaphor, and the value of poetry.

Books in the Home
Words for Flora’s Mother (and Other Imperfect Parents)” by Megan Lambert
Flawed adults and the children’s book characters who love them.

Foreign Correspondence
There’s Something About Islands” by Marcus Sedgwick
Visiting schools in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

From The Guide
Spy Novels
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

Harriet Off the Beaten Path” by Kathleen T. Horning
What would Harriet think of some of her fellow New Yorkers?


Book Reviews


On the Web
May/June Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art used by permission of Delacorte Press. Copyright © 1964 by Louise Fitzhugh, copyright renewed 1992 by Laura Morehead.

Page 1 art from Harriet the Spy. © 1964 by 
Louise Fitzhugh.


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