Harriet fans, feast your eyes


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.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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