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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
"NOVEL" BOOKS NOTHING NEW
There has been quite a bite of talk lately about literary frauds, James Frey and J T LeRoy, and now Harriet Ziefert has been added to the list.
'Snake' Bit: Publisher Turns 'Tail' on Next Literary Scandal Before It Bites
After discovering that renowned children’s-book author and publisher Harriet Ziefert’s latest book, A Snake Is Totally Tail, is strikingly similar to Judi Barrett’s 1983 book of the same name, publisher Blue Apple has announced that it will not be releasing the version authored by Ziefert, originally set for release in April.
Nothing new. Ms. Ziefert joins Alex “Roots” Haley, and HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON who ripped off Jane Cowen-Fletcher's book. I have not read either of those two books, so I'm not certain if they're all that similar. On the other hand, Her Royal Clydesdale didn't actually write the book; Barbara Feinman Todd was the ghost writer and Her Royal C didn't even give her credit.