Saturday, August 10, 2013

Top ten American children's classics you may have missed

Rebecca Stead's novels include Liar and Spy.

For the Guardian she tagged her favorite classic American novels for children that may be overlooked outside of the US. One entry on the list:
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

A New York girl with an anti-authoritarian streak and a writing habit alienates her friends when they read her notebook, where she has written what she really thinks of all of them. This one made me contemplate what it would be like if everyone at school could read my thoughts, and also what it would be like to have a townhouse and a cook.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue