Leading Ladies

Five Things You Must Know About Louise Fitzhugh

1. She went to three universities. She first went to Bard then studied at the Arts Student League of New York and finally transferred to Barnard's College graduating in 1951. 

2. Her first job in the world of literature was illustrating the much beloved Suzuki Beane, a parody of Eloise written by Sandra Scoppettone. 

3. While attending college she studied literature, politics, child psychology and art. 

4. With no major awards, her most beloved children's book Harriet the Spy still remains a timeless and classic book for kids. 

5. She passed away very young at 46 from a brain aneurysm. 

(image via amazon)

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