About Author Let's dive into the enchanting world of Natalie Babbitt, a truly gifted artist and writer. With her inventive imagination and unparalleled brilliance, Babbitt's novels are a breath of fresh air in the literary landscape. She first made her mark in 1966 with the publication of a mesmerizing picture book called The Forty-Ninth Magician, which she co-created alongside her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. However, it was Babbitt's debut novel, The Search for Delicious, that truly showcased her talent for weaving magical tales with profound underlying meanings. This remarkable book not only captured the hearts of children but also earned her a Newbery Honor Medal for its brilliance. But it was her masterpiece, Tuck Everlasting, that cemented Babbitt's place in the annals of children's literature. Tuck Everlasting, a modern classic, poses an age-old question that resonates with readers of all ages: If given the opportunity to live forever, would we truly desire it? This thought-provoking story has captivated audiences worldwide and has recently been transformed into a captivating motion picture featuring the talented Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, and Sissy Spacek. Babbitt's unique vision of an enchanted world doesn't end there. She has blessed us with six more novels, each carrying her signature blend of magic and wisdom. From The Eyes of the Amaryllis to Goody Hall, Babbitt's stories continue to transport readers to realms filled with wonder and imagination. In Spring 2007, Babbitt delighted her fans once again with the release of her latest novel, Jack Plank Tells Tales. This captivating tale surely lives up to the high standards set by her previous works, leaving readers eager for more. Natalie Babbitt currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island, where she devotes her time to her artistic pursuits and enjoys being a doting grandmother to three adorable grandchildren. When asked about what she hopes readers take away from her books, she humbly responds, "the questions without answers." Babbitt's stories have a unique way of sparking our imagination, stirring our emotions, and inviting us to ponder life's deeper mysteries. So, dear reader, immerse yourself in the world of Natalie Babbitt and let her stories ignite your sense of wonder and curiosity.