Square Fish - Everlasting, Indeed
"Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales.... It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder." - The Boston Globe
A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's original and visionary work asks enduring questions about life, both real and imagined. She published her first new novel in twenty-five years, Jack Plank Tells Tales, in Spring 2007. Square Fish continues its tradition of publishing the best in backlist titles from Macmillan's children's publishers with its repackaging of these five classic Babbitt titles TUCK EVERLASTING, Newbery Honor Book KNEEKNOCK RISE, THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS, ALA Notable Book THE EYES OF THE AMARYLLIS, and GOODY HALL-with new cover art by acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline, all publishing in Fall 2007 at the accessible price of $6.99 each.
TUCK EVERLASTING is Natalie Babbitt's most well known book and is considered by many to be the cornerstone of her work. This modern classic was recently made into a major motion picture starring Alexis Bledel, Sissy Spacek, and William Hurt. In this story, young Winnie Foster must decide whether eternal life is a blessing or a curse when she discovers a spring on her family's property whose waters grant immortality. The Square Fish edition of TUCK EVERLASTING contains a new interview with Natalie Babbitt in its bonus Go Fish material. This beautiful and portable new reissue of a beloved classic, along with the four other Babbitt titles from Square Fish, is the perfect introduction for young readers to Natalie Babbitt's timeless writing and her many delightful worlds.
Natalie Babbitt began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, in collaboration with her husband. Her first novel, THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS, established her gift for writing magical tales with a more profound meaning embedded within. KNEEKNOCK RISE earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, but it is TUCK EVERLASTING which has ensured her place in the history of children's literature. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island.