Daily Archives: March 3, 2008

Hurray for Harriet!


One of my colleagues teaches Harriet the Spy and sends her students off to spy on ….other teachers like me! Fortunately, their write-ups are very nice indeed. I’m now used to seeing her kids peeking in my classroom door and taking notes. I haven’t seen many kids read the book on their own these days other than one of mine right now whose mother gave it to her and insisted she read it to the end. I just asked her how she liked it and she said she did. (High praise from a girl who doesn’t much like to read although she can perfectly well.)

With Harriet on my mind I was pleased to see KT Horning’s mention of today’s NPR feature: “Unapologetically Harriet, the Misfit Spy” in which she is interviewed. Rightly, for she also has a wonderful site devoted to Fitzhugh, Purple Socks and as well as a fabulous piece about Harriet in the January/February 2005 Horn Book, “On Spies and Purple Socks and Such.



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