Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore on July 28, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio, and during her childhood her family moved frequently to different Ohio cities. She attended Smith College, graduating with a degree in art. In 1945 she married Samuel Babbitt, with whom she had three children. In 1964 she became inspired to become a professional artist, providing the illustrations for her husband's book, The Fourty-Ninth Magician, in 1966. Stepping into the world of writing, she created both pictures and texts for Dick Foote and the Shark (1967) and Phoebe's Revolt (1968). The Search for Delicious, her first children's novel, was named by The New York Times as the best volume of 1969 for nine to twelve year olds. Possibly her most famous novel, Tuck Everlasting, the story of a family that is burdended by the gift of eternal life conferred by a magical spring, has seen several film adaptations since its publication in 1975; the most recent of these starred Alexis Bledel of Warner Brother's Gilmore Girls as Winnie Foster, with Ben Kingsley as the Man in the Yellow Suit and Sissy Spacek in the role of Ma Tuck. Another of her books, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, has also been made into a film, and several of her works of fiction for young adults have received literary awards. Her books include:

  • The Fourty-Ninth Magician
  • Dick Foote and the Shark
  • Phoebe's Revolt
  • The Search for Delicious
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • The Eyes of the Amaryllis
  • Kneeknock Rise
  • The Devil's Storybook
  • Herbert Rowbarge
  • The Devil's Other Storybook
  • Jack Plank Tells Tales (2007)
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All the Small Poems and Fourteen More
by Valerie Worth
from Sunburst Book
Lyrical Poetry for Preschool-4th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$8.49 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Jack Plank Tells Tales
by Natalie Babbitt
First Edition (first thus)
for 4th-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Knee-Knock Rise
by Natalie Babbitt
from Square Fish Publishing
for 5th-8th grade
1971 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Search for Delicious
by Natalie Babbitt
Reissue from Square Fish Publishing
Fantasy for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
from Square Fish Publishing
Fantasy for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Tuck Everlasting - Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 6th-8th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: LIT-SGPP)
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Tuck Everlasting - Progeny Press Study Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 6th-8th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: LITSG-PPCD)
$12.34