Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt (born Dayton, Ohio, July 28, 1932) is a US author and illustrator of children's books. Her novels Tuck Everlasting and The Eyes of the Amaryllis have been made into films (the former twice). Her novel Knee-Knock Rise is a Newbery Honor Book.


Natalie Babbitt was born on July 28, 1932, in [[Dayton, Ohio. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She has 3 children and is married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt, who is a resident actor at Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre. Babbit is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island, she is also 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.]]



  • 1967 Dick Foote and the Shark
  • 1968 Phoebe's Revolt
  • 1969 The Search for Delicious
  • 1970 Knee-Knock Rise
  • 1970 The Something
  • 1971 Goody Hall
  • 1974 The Devil's Storybook
  • 1975 Tuck Everlasting
  • 1977 The Eyes of the Amaryllis
  • 1982 Herbert Rowbarge
  • 1987 The Devil's Other Storybook
  • 1989 Nellie: A Cat on Her Own
  • 1994 Bub: Or the Very Best Thing
  • 1998 Ouch!: A Tale from Grimm
  • 2001 Elsie Times Eight
  • 2007 Jack Plank Tells Tales


  • 1966 Samuel Babbitt, The Forty-nighth Magician
  • 1972 Valerie Worth, Small Poems
  • 1976 Valerie Worth, More Small Poems
  • 1978 Valerie Worth, Still More Small Poems
  • 1980 Valerie Worth, Curlicues, the Fortunes of Two Pug Dogs
  • 1985 Valerie Worth, Small Poems Again
  • 1986 Valerie Worth, Other Small Poems Again
  • 1987 Valerie Worth, All the Small Poems
  • 1990 Lloyd Alexander, The Big Book for Peace
  • 1994 Valerie Worth, All the Small Poems and Fourteen More
  • 2002 Valerie Worth, Peacock and Other Poems


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