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The Something

The Something

Natalie Babbitt; Two-color pictures by the author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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 clever, ironic story interprets common childhood fears of the dark in a way that should prove highly amusing to many small children."--Starred/Booklist

The Something

The truth is that Mylo was very much afraid of the dark.
When his mother asked him why, he had a hard time answering. Finally he said, "I keep thinking something will come in through the window."
"What kind of a...

Praise for The Something

“Majestic mite of a story.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review

“An amusing story about the nighttime fears of children.” —Publishers Weekly

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Natalie Babbitt; Two-color pictures by the author

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, TheSearch 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.

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Natalie Babbitt

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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