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Louise Fitzhugh (1928–1974)

Auteur de Harriet L'Espionne

15+ oeuvres 9,036 utilisateurs 148 critiques 7 Favoris

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Œuvres de Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet L'Espionne (1964) — Auteur — 7,126 exemplaires, 123 critiques
The Long Secret (1965) 925 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Sport (1979) — Auteur; Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions378 exemplaires, 1 critique
Harriet Spies Again (2002) 224 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Nobody's Family Is Going to Change (1974) 213 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Wonderful Adventures of Suzuki Beane: A Lovable Little Hipster (1961) — Illustrateur — 63 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Harriet the Spy (Mixed Works) (1964) 50 exemplaires
Bang Bang You're Dead (1968) 28 exemplaires, 1 critique
I Am Four (1982) 9 exemplaires, 1 critique
I Am Three (1982) 9 exemplaires
I Am Five (1852) 6 exemplaires
Harriet the Spy (WRONG ISBN) 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
In morning clouds #4 1 exemplaire

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Date de naissance
1928-10-05
Date de décès
1974-11-19
Sexe
female
Nationalité
USA
Pays (pour la carte)
USA
Lieu de naissance
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Lieu du décès
New Milford, Connecticut, USA (Hospital)
Cause du décès
brain aneurysm
Lieux de résidence
Memphis, Tennessee, USA (Birth)
New York, New York, USA
Long Island, New York, USA
Bridgewater, Connecticut, USA
New Milford, Connecticut, USA (Death)
Études
Bard College
Art Students League
Cooper Union
Professions
writer
illustrator
painter
children's book author
Prix et distinctions
New York Times Outstanding Books of the year (1964)
Sequoyah award (1967)
Courte biographie
Louise Fitzhugh was born to a wealthy and prominent family in Memphis, Tennessee. She began writing and drawing as a child. She attended Miss Hutchison's School and three different universities in the U.S., as well as a couple in Italy and France. She lived most of her adult life in New York City, where she studied at the Art Students League and Cooper Union. Louise was a successful visual artist and illustrator before becoming a children's book author, the work for which she is best remembered.
Her book Harriet the Spy, published in 1964, was a groundbreaking novel featuring a rude, inquisitive young heroine who was also extremely funny. The book was an instant hit and paved the way for other writers like Judy Blume to show contemporary children grappling with previously unmentionable problems. Harriet the Spy is a classic that is never out of print and continues to be loved by and entertain young readers.

Awards for her work included a New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, an American Library Association Notable Book citation, and a New York Times Choice of Best Illustrated Books of the Year.
Louise died in 1974 at the age of 46. Her novel Nobody's Family Is Going to Change (1974) was adapted into a Tony-nominated musical called The Tap Dance Kid in 1983.

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A middle-grade novel about an African-American family in 1960s-70s Manhattan (New York City). Eleven-year-old Emancipation (“Emma”) wants to grow up to be a lawyer and seven-year-old William Jr. (“Willie”) earns a dance role in a Broadway show right now. Dad refuses both children’s gender-nontypical (at that time) goals, and Mom accommodates Dad. It’s realistic fiction, gently delving into big emotions and it’s a little uneven, but I could not leave a novel by Fitzhugh (Harriet the Spy!) unread.… (plus d'informations)
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DetailMuse | 2 autres critiques | Jul 19, 2024 |
Harriet the Spy Written by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy has a secret notebook that she fills with utterly honest jottings about her parents, her classmates, and her neighbors. Every day on her spy route she "observes" and notes down anything of interest to her:

I BET THAT LADY WITH THE CROSS-EYE LOOKS IN THE MIRROR AND JUST FEELS TERRIBLE.

PINKY WHITEHEAD WILL NEVER CHANGE. DOES HIS MOTHER HATE HIM? IF I HAD HIM I'D HATE HIM.

IF MARION HAWTHORNE DOESN'T WATCH OUT SHE'S GOING TO GROW UP INTO A LADY HITLER.

But when Harriet's notebook is found by her schoolmates, their anger and retaliation and Harriet's unexpected responses explode in a hilarious way.
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OmarAlKhaledMohammad | 122 autres critiques | Jun 29, 2024 |
A counterculture children's novel that may be an acquired taste for some, like, for example, the Catcher in the Rye, but nonetheless unique and potentially avant-garde for its time. Its rebellious kookiness fits in perfectly with the estranged youth of the 60s, paving the way for kaleidoscopic Beatlemania, and Harriet's cocky stride on the iconic cover is the perfect bookend to Abbey Road. I didn't enjoy this novel much at first and thought its humour tasteless and crude, but when everything started to unravel about halfway through, after Harriet loses her notebook, I was forced to reassess my initial opinion. You don't really know the real Harriet till she hits rock bottom, and then you get to see just how emotionally blunted she has become as a result of her buried intelligence. Without a facet through which to express herself, Harriet becomes nothing but a vegetable (literally, an onion), and it takes Ole Golly's alternative methods to bring her back to herself.… (plus d'informations)
 
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TheBooksofWrath | 122 autres critiques | Apr 18, 2024 |
 
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Statistiques

Œuvres
15
Aussi par
3
Membres
9,036
Popularité
#2,663
Évaluation
4.0
Critiques
148
ISBN
150
Langues
9
Favoris
7

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