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Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt started out as an illustrator, and wrote and illustrated many novels and picture books for children. Her first book, Tuck Everlasting, was published in 1975. It has won many awards and been turned into two films and a Broadway musical. It is now considered a classic of children's writing. Natalie has also won numerous awards for her other books and in 2012 was awarded the inaugural E.B. White Award for achievement in children's literature. She died in 2016 at the age of 84.