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Harriet The Spy Trailer: Beanie Feldstein And Jane Lynch Get Animated In Apple TV+ Show

For precocious girls looking to buck the status quo everywhere, Harriet M. Welsch is a literary icon. Between the original 1964 novel from Louise Fitzhugh to the 1996 Nickelodeon film of the same name starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Rosie O'Donnell, for generations "Harriet the Spy" has been inspiring kids to get into good trouble, follow their passions, question the world around them, and learn that sometimes it's okay to ask for help. Today, Apple TV+ released the trailer for its new animat...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Trailers, Jane Lynch, Courtney Barnett, Nickelodeon, Harriet, Lisa Henson, Beanie Feldstein, Lynch, Louise Fitzhugh, Jim Henson

what i'm reading: sometimes you have to lie: the life and times of louise fitzhugh, renegade author of harriet the spy

Until very recently, I didn't know anything about Louise Fitzhugh and had not thought about her at all.  Of course, as a child I read and loved Harriet the Spy, Fitzhugh's iconic and groundbreaking children's book. For a good portion of my life, I dreamed of writing a similar book. Many years ago, when I started writing serial fiction for a children's magazine, I bought a handful of tween books to re-read, and Harriet was among them. But I knew nothing about its author. On my birthday la...
Tags: Travel, New York City, History, Vietnam, Children's Books, Harriet, Louise, Louise Fitzhugh, Brody, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Fitzhugh, Lgbt Stuff, Books About Books, Times of Louise Fitzhugh Renegade, Leslie Brody

beverly cleary, rest in peace, and thank you

Beverly Cleary, who died last week at the astounding age of 104, was a pivotal figure in the world of children's literature. Her books are treasures; her influence can scarcely be measured.Cleary was one of the first authors to feature young characters who were realistically imperfect. If she was not the first, then certainly she was the first popular, widely read writer who, as The Atlantic put it, "saw children as they are". Before Henry Huggins and Ramona, before Otis and Ellen and Ralph S. ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, New York Times, Obits, Ellen, Library Of Congress, Children's Books, Harriet, Nancy Drew, Henry, Ralph, Otis, Louise Fitzhugh, Cleary, Ramona, What I'm Reading

How this Redlands professor unlocked the mysteries of ‘Harriet the Spy’ and its author

When the children’s novel “Harriet the Spy” arrived in 1964, Leslie Brody was an 11-year-old on Long Island. That was just a short trip to the Upper East Side neighborhood of the fictional 11-year-old spy and writer Harriet M. Welsch. Yet despite their geographic proximity and shared love of tomato sandwiches on white bread, Brody didn’t discover Harriet and the beloved classic by author and illustrator Louise Fitzhugh until 1988 when the writer’s literary estate hired her to adapt the book for ...
Tags: Books, Virginia, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Village Voice, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Bronx, Memphis, Southern California, Harriet, Wolf, Regina

The extraordinary queer life of Harriet The Spy author Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy was a YA fiction inspiration who possessed all of the ethics of a TMZ reporter. A young Upper East Side miscreant, Harriet's curiosity and ambition leads her to spy on her friends, family and neighbors, recording copious notes about their activities in her ever-present notebooks. — Read the rest
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‘Harriet the Spy’ is Becoming an Animated Series on Apple TV+

It’s been nearly 25 years since Harriet the Spy was turned into Nickelodeon’s first movie. An adaptation of  the 1964 children’s novel by Louise Fitzhugh, the film followed Michelle Trachtenberg in the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible and curious Harriet M. Welsch, a young girl who dreams of being a spy and practices her skills around New York. Now the book is being turned into an animated series at Apple TV+, and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird) will be voicing Harriet. A...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, Animation, Adaptation, Jane-Lynch, Nickelodeon, Lacey Chabert, Harriet, Lisa Henson, Beanie Feldstein, Louise Fitzhugh, Jim Henson Company, Michelle Trachtenberg, Appletv

Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein Leads Apple TV+’s New Animated Series

Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein leads Apple TV+’s new animated series According to The Wrap, Apple TV+ has officially given a series order to the first-ever animated series adaptation of author Louise Fitzhugh’s classic children’s novel Harriet the Spy. Golden Globe-nominated actress Beanie Feldstein has signed on to lend her voice to the titular character in her first animated project after starring in popular coming-of-age films such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Risings, Lady Bird, Booksmart ...
Tags: Movies, Apple TV Plus, Beanie Feldstein, Harriet the Spy, Jane Lynch, Streaming, TV News

Bubbling Brown Sugar

It is true that historically the American musical theatre has been dominated by white artists and white stories. There have been a couple of periods of increased activity and evolution in the black musical, in the 1910s and 20s, and again in the early 1970s, but only recently have black artists and stories taken a more active, more visible role in moving our art form forward.New Line has produced Passing Strange but no other explicitly black musicals. We are proud that our casts are always dive...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Theatre, America, History, Chicago, New York Times, Amsterdam, Broadway, African American, New Orleans, Savion Glover, Theater, Buffalo, Alice Walker, Black Lives Matter

Best older kid's literature from 1966

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a true-blue fan of intermediate-reader adventures published during the Sixties (1964–73). Attribute this, if you will, to the fact that these books were popular when I was an impressionable adolescent in the late 1970s. The fact remains, the Sixties were a cornucopia producing a flood of extraordinary titles: Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising series, Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ...
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