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Louise Fitzhugh

Louise Fitzhugh (October 5, 1928 – November 19, 1974) was an American author, born in Memphis, Tennessee. She wrote and illustrated children’s and young adult books, the best known and most beloved of which remains Harriet the Spy.

Louise’s father was well off, and her mother was from a working class background. They divorced when she was a baby and her father was awarded custody.

She lived with her paternal grandparents until her father remarried and was rarely allowed to see her mother. Though she seemed to have had a fairly well-adjusted childhood despite these early challenges, she gained an understanding of the loneliness and confusion that can be hallmarks of childhood. Read More→

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