Natalie Babbitt





Natalie Babbitt


Born
in Dayton, Ohio
July 28, 1932

Died
October 31, 2016

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Natalie Babbitt was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She had 3 children and was married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She was the grandmother of 3 and lived in Rhode Island.

She was a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.

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Average rating: 3.84 · 182,784 ratings · 7,645 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
Tuck Everlasting

3.85 avg rating — 175,357 ratings — published 1975 — 121 editions
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The Search for Delicious

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3.93 avg rating — 2,731 ratings — published 1969 — 26 editions
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Kneeknock Rise

3.55 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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The Eyes of the Amaryllis

3.87 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
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The Devil's Storybook

4.06 avg rating — 472 ratings — published 1974 — 14 editions
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The Moon Over High Street

3.19 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Jack Plank Tells Tales

3.49 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Goody Hall

3.53 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
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The Devil's Other Storybook

3.89 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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Ouch!: A Tale from Grimm

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3.97 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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More books by Natalie Babbitt…
“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

“Everything's a wheel, turning and turning, never stopping. The frogs is part of it, and the bugs, and the fish, and the wood thrush, too. And people. But never the same ones. Always coming in new, always growing and changing, and always moving on. That's the way it's supposed to be. That's the way it is.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Polls

December 2015 New School Classics Group Read

 
  25 votes, 17.9%

1972, Watership Down by Richard Adams, 481 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.6%

 
  16 votes, 11.4%

 
  14 votes, 10.0%

 
  13 votes, 9.3%

 
  8 votes, 5.7%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1963, The Collector by John Fowles, 283 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1974, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, 144 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

 
  5 votes, 3.6%

1935, BUtterfield 8 by John O'Hara, 256 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

1995, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, 216 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1974, The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, 267 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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