1964 HARRIET THE SPY Louise Fitzhugh BCE Hardcover Dust Jacket
This is a collectible book club edition hardcover copy of Louise Fitzhugh's classic children's novel "Harriet the Spy". Published by Harper & Row in 1964, the dust jacket and book are in very good condition. The cover has soiling and a water stain at the bottom of the sprine. There is an imprint on the front end page. The dust jacket has been placed in a new, clear archival sleeve for protection.
Harriet the Spy is a children's novel written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh that was published in 1964. It has been called "a milestone in children's literature" and a "classic". However, according to the NPR feature “Unapologetically Harriet, the Misfit Spy," the book was banned and challenged through much of the Southern United States by parents and teachers who felt Harriet was a poor role model for children because she exhibited delinquent tendencies. If you are a collector of banned books, this piece of children's literature is one you want on your bookshelf.