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Natalie Babbitt
A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel,... show more



A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with a more profound meaning embedded within them. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, but it is Tuck Everlasting which has insured Babbitt's place in the history of children's literature. This modern classic, which has also been made recently into a major motion picture starring Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, and Sissy Spacek, asks an enduring and powerful question: If we could live forever, would we want to? Babbitt has written six more novels including The Eyes of the Amaryllis and Goody Hall-each one presenting her unique vision of an enchanted world. Her latest novel, Jack Plank Tells Tales, was published in Spring 2007. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three. When asked what she wants readers to remember about her books, she replied, 'the questions without answers.'

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Birth date: July 28, 1932
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Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads
Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads rated it 2 months ago
Once again, a great book that I clearly remember reading in the fourth grade as a class and I was completely engulfed in each chapter trying to figure out what was going to happen next. This is a great read for any teacher looking for that book of an adventure to really keep students engaged in what...
Mrs. Knight's Favorite Books
Mrs. Knight's Favorite Books rated it 2 months ago
Tuck Everlasting is a story about a family, The Tucks, that have a very special secret. The main characters, Winnie Foster and Jesse Tuck meet one another and Winnie is taken by the Tucks family. Winnie is told the secret, the Tucks will live forever, and is sworn to secrecy. The book goes back and ...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it 2 months ago
Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother. Most of the time it's too hot to be out in the sun, and when Winnie does actually venture outside, she never...
Sara's Library
Sara's Library rated it 2 months ago
Tuck Everlasting is a chapter book that explores the concepts of immortality, life, and death. These are pretty advanced concepts, so I would save this book for an upper grade. I may even let my advanced readers read this independently, or as a literature circle book. According to Fountas and Pinnel...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 months ago
I would fail at the lesson this book is trying to impart, but it was a charming story. I think the part I loved most was the way it was written, with the heat descriptions, and the little asides that made the setting.
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