The Long Secret

The Long Secret Cover

The Long Secret

By Louise Fitzhugh

Dell Yearling, Paperback, 9780440418191, 277pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2002

Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She's determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing situations in her efforts to reveal the culprit. Observing in her own special, caustic way with her ever-present notebook, Harriet the Spy is on the case. But will she be ready to face the truth when she finds it?
Praise for Harriet the Spy(r) and Her Friends

Harriet the Spy(r)
Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you re eleven or several times that age.

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 Fitzhugh's original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today's 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 Fitzhugh s] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children. School Library Journal, Starred
STAR] A worthy successor to Harriet the Spy and that is high tribute. Booklist, Starred

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Louise Fitzhugh (1928 1974) 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 children s literature. These classics delight readers year after year. From the Hardcover edition."