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Archives for March 2000

Circling Tuck: An Interview with Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting was first published in 1975; it has since become a modern classic. Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s 25th anniversary edition of the novel, to be published this spring, features a wide-ranging, deep-digging conversation between Ms. Babbitt and critic Betsy Hearne. The following selection is excerpted from that interview. BETSY HEARNE: The style […]

Editorial: The Mystery in the Yellow Suit

As an occasional adjunct instructor in children’s literature, I’ve taught Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting three times. While the students have sometimes been contemptuous of my other reading assignments (my beloved Tom’s Midnight Garden in particular seems to reveal a generation gap), they tend to get along quite well with Tuck, but they always ask the […]

On the Cover: The Man in the Yellow Suit

by Natalie Babbitt That I should attempt a picture of the man in the yellow suit was Roger Sutton’s idea, and when he first broached it to me, I said no, I was too busy, couldn’t handle it. But almost before the words were out of my mouth, I was struck by what an extraordinary […]