Marijane the Spy

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      Michelle KohMichelle Koh

      Marijane the Spy

      It is the 50th anniversary of Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved Harriet the Spy. Marijane Meaker, aka M. E. Kerr writes about her relationship to this book in Me Me Me Me Me: Not a Novel

      M. E, Kerr was curious about her neighbors as a child and organized kids to spy and report back to her. Her brother even put a sign on her door that said, “Marijane the Spy.” M. E. Kerr told her friend Louise Fitzhugh about this and when Harriet the Spy came out, she certainly recognized the similarities.

      Louise Fitzhugh photo courtesy of M. E. Kerr

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