Harriet M. Welsch receives the best news--Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet remembers how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly's return remain unclear. Where is George? She overhears Ole Golly saying she's innocent--but innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ...
Harriet M. Welsch receives the best news--Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet remembers how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly's return remain unclear. Where is George? She overhears Ole Golly saying she's innocent--but innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can.
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-12-15 Eleven-year-old Harriet M. Welsch is on the case in Harriet Spies Again by Helen Ericson, read by Anne Bobby. With permission from author Louise Fitzhugh's estate, Ericson continues the adventures of the young Manhattanite with a penchant for writing down all her observations (and theories behind them) in a spy notebook. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-08-18 Ericson revisits the life of Harriet M. Welsch, with the approval of Louise Fitzhugh's (author of Harriet the Spy) estate. Ole Golly is back-but without her husband-and Harriet suspects foul play in what PW called "a spirited tale." Ages 10-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-02-11 With the approval of Louise Fitzhugh's (author of Harriet the Spy) estate, Ericson revisits the life of Harriet M. Welsch and the executors' trust was well placed. An author's note reports that Ericson became a fan when this self-styled young spy first appeared in 1964, and her affection for the feisty character comes through in this new misadventure. Even the young detective's fascination with words and her inclination to write her notebook entries in CAPITAL LETTERS endures. When Harriet's parents leave Manhattan to spend three months in Paris, her former nanny, "Ole Golly," returns from Montreal (where she had moved with her new husband) to stay with the soon-to-turn 12-year-old. Though Harriet's mother warns her that Ole Golly has asked that no one mention her husband's name, the curious sleuth sets out to discover what transpired in Montreal. Harriet, while eavesdropping, believes she hears Ole Golly announce that she's innocent, which leads the girl to conclude that the nanny accidentally killed her husband. Meanwhile, another mystery percolates in the townhouse across the street, where husband-and-wife doctors appear to be keeping a girl captive. As Harriet doggedly attempts to crack these cases, her processing of misinformation makes for some comical scenarios. Although the novel does not plunge directly into the mystery (as Fitzhugh's works did) and a few sluggish subplots including Harriet's creation of a timeline of her life bog down the pace, overall Ericson has shaped a spirited tale and gives her follow-up to Fitzhugh's novels a fittingly timeless feel. Ages 10-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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