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Virginia Haviland’s reviews of The Search for Delicious and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt, Author-Illustrator     The Search for Delicious     g 167 pp.    Farrar    $3.95 Another allegorical story points up the foolishness of a petty argument that leads to a full-scale conflict. The folly begins at court with such a heated disagreement over a definition for “delicious” that DeCree, lexicographer and Prime Minister, sends his assistant, twelve-year-old Gaylen, […]

Who’s Lloyd Alexander?

By Ann Durell At the cocktail party following the National Book Award presentations in New York City last March a lady asked Meindert DeJong to autograph her copy of Journey from Peppermint Street (Harper), winner of the first National Book Award for children’s literature. The prizewinning author looked about helplessly and then politely asked the […]