Mary Grace and Deborah discuss Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 classic about an 11-year-old would-be writer, her spying career, and her interactions with her nanny, her classmates, and her parents.
Other books in the series:
The Long Secret (1965)
Sport (1979, published posthumously)
We also discuss Fitzhugh’s book Nobody’s Family Is Going to Change (1974).
You can find information on the animated TV series of Harriet the Spy and a link to the (free) first episode at Rotten Tomatoes here.
The review of the Harriet the Spy animated series that Mary Grace mentioned is here.
If you enjoyed Harriet the Spy, you might also like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg (1967). Older kids might be interested in the work of author M.E. Kerr.
The New Yorker article Mary Grace discusses about Louise Fitzhugh is here.
This episode was edited by Adam Linder of Bespoken Podcasting.
Podcast website at rereadingourchildhood.com