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Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932–2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting and many other brilliantly original books for young people. As the mother of three small children, she began her career in 1966 by illustrating The Forty-Ninth Magician, written by her husband, Samuel Babbitt. She soon tried her own hand at writing, publishing two picture books in verse. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, was published in 1969 and established her reputation for creating magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned Babbitt a Newbery Honor in 1971, and she went on to write—and often illustrate—many more picture books, story collections, and novels. She also illustrated the five volumes in the Small Poems series by Valerie Worth. In 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture, and in 2016 a musical version premiered on Broadway. Born and raised in Ohio, Natalie Babbitt lived her adult life in the Northeast.

National Book Awards Finalist

Newbery Honor Book

Barking with the Big Dogs

Barking with the Big Dogs

Natalie Babbitt
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually...

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Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt; Foreword by Gregory Maguire
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The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret

What if you could live forever?

Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young...

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The Devil's Storybooks

Natalie Babbitt; Illustrated by the author
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Square Fish

Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He's a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he's also a gifted storyteller....

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Phoebe's Revolt

Natalie Babbitt
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"Phoebe Euphemia Brandon Brown hated the bows, frills, ruffles, sashes, and curls that were the fashion in 1904...The story of Phoebe's one-woman revolution and its outcome is sure to strike a spark...

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Nellie

Natalie Babbitt; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Nellie, a cat marionette who loves to dance, finds adventure and freedom on a moonlit hilltop.

"Babbitt's illustrations are as carefully wrought and as flowing as her prose in this charmingly cozy story about friendship and independence." --School Library Journal

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The Something

Natalie Babbitt; Two-color pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Mylo...is afraid of an indefinable Something coming in through his window at night. Given some modeling clay by his concerned mother, he finally succeeds in making a statue of the Something...The...

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The Devil's Storybook

Natalie Babbitt; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The Devil's Storybook is a 1974 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1975 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books.

An ALA Notable Book

Chosen...

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The Devil's Other Storybook

Natalie Babbitt; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook.

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Dick Foote and the Shark

Natalie Babbitt
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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...

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Herbert Rowbarge

Natalie Babbitt
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park...

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Kneeknock Rise

Natalie Babbitt; Illustrated by the author
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Who is the wise man? Who is the fool?

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Goody Hall

Natalie Babbitt; Illustrated by the author
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Was Midas Goody dead or alive?

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The Search for Delicious

Natalie Babbitt; Illustrated by the author
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In this kingdom, one word can start a war.

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All the Small Poems and Fourteen More

All the Small Poems and Fourteen More

Valerie Worth; Pictures by Natalie Babbitt
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All four Small Poems books in one volume plus fourteen new poems "every bit as worthy as their predecessors" (The Horn Book)

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Tuck para siempre

Natalie Babbitt; Translated by Narcis Fradera
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Square Fish

"Problemente el mejor trabajo de nuestro mejor novelista para niños." —Harper's

"Un libro escribito bellamente y con respeto, que no se puede interrumpir ni...

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