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Natalie Babbitt (1932–2016)

Autor(a) de Tuck Everlasting

31+ Works 21,480 Membros 651 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore in Dayton, Ohio on July 28, 1932. As a child, she wanted to be an illustrator. She received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Smith College. She and her husband Sam Babbitt collaborated on a children's book The Forty-Ninth Magician, which was mostrar mais published in 1966. At the urging of her husband and her editor, she decided to write her own prose. Her first book as both author and illustrator was The Search for Delicious, which was published in 1969. Her novels included Goody Hall, The Devil's Storybook, Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Herbert Rowbarge, and The Moon Over High Street. She wrote and illustrated several picture books including Nellie: A Cat on Her Own; Bub, or, The Very Best Thing; and Elsie Times Eight. Kneeknock Rise was named a 1971 Newbery Honor book. In 2013, she won the inaugural E. B. White Award for achievement in children's literature. Tuck Everlasting was adapted as a Disney feature film in 2002 and made its debut as a Broadway musical in 2016. She also illustrated five books for Valerie Worth. She died of lung cancer on October 31, 2016 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting (1975) — Autor — 15,197 exemplares
Kneeknock Rise (1970) 2,253 exemplares
The Search for Delicious (1969) 1,826 exemplares
The Eyes of the Amaryllis (1977) 438 exemplares
Jack Plank Tells Tales (2007) 357 exemplares
The Devil's Storybook (1974) — Autor — 242 exemplares
Goody Hall (1971) 238 exemplares
The Moon Over High Street (2012) 221 exemplares
Phoebe's Revolt (1968) 134 exemplares
The Devil's Other Storybook (1867) 126 exemplares
Bub: Or the Very Best Thing (1994) 101 exemplares
Ouch!: A Tale from Grimm (1998) 88 exemplares
Elsie Times Eight (2001) 67 exemplares
Nellie: A Cat on Her Own (1989) 49 exemplares
The Something (1970) 47 exemplares

Associated Works

The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuidor — 821 exemplares
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More (1994) — Ilustrador — 637 exemplares
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 348 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 314 exemplares
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
Tuck Everlasting [2002 film] (2002) — Original book — 224 exemplares
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
All the Small Poems (1987) — Ilustrador — 67 exemplares
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Peacock and Other Poems (2002) — Ilustrador — 38 exemplares
Still More Small Poems (1978) — Ilustrador — 16 exemplares
Small Poems (1972) — Ilustrador — 16 exemplares
The Forty-Ninth Magician (1966) — Ilustrador — 15 exemplares
More Small Poems (1976) — Ilustrador — 15 exemplares
Small Poems Again (1986) — Ilustrador — 13 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
De krokodil met kiespijn en andere sprookjes (1996) — Autor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum




A silly rhyming story about a girl named Phoebe who is determined not to wear frilly, formal clothing and pink bows. Instead, she wants to dress like her father.

For her revolt, she refuses to get out of the bathtub once her mom throws a special party in her honor (which includes a dancing bear!!!).

I couldn't help but laugh because the picture of her sitting grumpily in the tub looks exactly like MY Phoebe who doesn't like getting her hair washed.
mrsandersonreads23 | 3 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
I loved this. It never veered into cliché, although it could have. The ending rang true. The imagery was magical, just wonderful.
BethOwl | 547 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Deep children's book. To be immortal, to not change, is to not live, to be like a rock by the side of the road.
Tytania | 547 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |
Winnie Foster, the ten-year-old protagonist of the story, contemplates eternity when she befriends the unique Tuck family. It's a short read, but Babbit sure packs a lot into it (mostly concerning one of Life's Big Questions: Would you want to live forever?). Beautifully written, with great fodder for future English majors (particularly the life-as-wheel motif).

And, despite all I've said about disliking audio books, this one was excellent. I got so into it that I took the CD inside with me when I got home so I could keep listening, even though I specifically got the audio book to keep me entertained during my commute.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 547 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |


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