Harriet M. Welsch has a new friend who goes by multiple aliases-Annie Smith, Yolanda Montezuma, Rosarita Sauvage, and Zoe Carpaccio-but who is she really? She reveals very little information about herself, and when she does it usually isn't true. Harriet discovers that Annie is meeting an older man on the weekends and she is determined to use her finely honed spy skills to find out who exactly Annie Smith is.
Harriet is impressed to learn that the girl she has befriended, now called Annie Smith, is the person who not only created three namesRosarita Sauvage, Yolanda Montezuma, and Zoe Carpacciobut also three distinct personalities to match. This girl has potential. Being a spy has always been rather solitary, so Harriet is glad to have a new friend and spy partner. But then Harriet realizes that Annie reveals very little about herself, and indeed, is not telling the truth about where she goes and who she meets on the weekend. Sport says hes in love with the girl, but Annie lets drop shes in love with an older man. Harriet cant understand anything at all about this thing called loveeven when she asks Ole Golly for advice, she still wonders. But as Harriet unravels Annies mystery, she comes to appreciate the many different kinds of love there are.
Praise for Harriet the Spy® and Her Friends
Harriet the Spy®
"Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether youre eleven or several times that age."EW.com
Harriet Spies Again
By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel
"Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhughs original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for todays readers." School Library Journal
Harriet the Spy, Double Agent
By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold
"Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm." Booklist
The Long Secret
[STAR] "Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhughs] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children." School Library Journal, Starred
[STAR] "A worthy successor to Harriet the Spyand that is high tribute." Booklist, Starred
From the Hardcover edition.
Maya Gold, like Annie Smith, is a woman of many identities. In some of her other lives, she has been an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, editor, and occasional planter of Douglas firs. But her favorite role is that of proud mother to ten-year-old author and deep-dyed Harriet fan Sophia M. Gold. They live in New York.
Louise Fitzhugh (19281974) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Bard College, studied art in Italy and France, and continued her studies in New York at the Art Students League and at Cooper Union. Her books Harriet the Spy, The Long Secret, and Sport have been acclaimed as milestones of childrens literature. These classics delight readers year after year.
From the Hardcover edition.
"As Harriet Welsch unravels mysteries about Annie, she comes to embrace many kinds of different love—of parents, of friends, of herself, and others who will come into and out of her life."—BookLoons