Friday, October 21, 2011
Harriet the Spy
What a coincidence! My post yesterday for National Day of Writing credited my love of writing back to when I read the book Harriet the Spy as a child. I wanted to be Harriet. I wrote in my own little notebook as I spied on the world around me.
Then, this morning I am checking my Twitter feed (mrsday75) and a tweet by Sharon Creech caught my eye. All it said was "Harriet the Spy" and gave a link to the Children's Book Almanac site. Who knew that on October 21, 1964 Harriet the Spy was published. And somewhat controversially, it seems. Harriet was a new kind of children's character in the '60's.
And, I wasn't the only child to want to be Harriet.
Now, if you'll excuse me. I need to go revisit an old friend's neighborhood!