Heroes: Natalie Babbitt

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Tuck Everlasting Doomed to--or blessed with--eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem.

The Eyes of the Amaryllis When the brig Amaryllis was swallowed in a hurricane, the captain and all the crew were swallowed, too. For thirty years the captain’s widow, Geneva Reade, has waited, certain that her husband will send her a message from the bottom of the sea. But someone else is waiting, too, and watching her, a man called Seward. Into this haunted situation comes Jenny, the widow’s granddaughter. The three of them, Gran, Jenny, and Seward, are drawn into a kind of deadly game with one another and with the sea, a game that only the sea knows how to win.

2 comments:

Erin said...

I've only read Tuck Everlasting, but I loved it, so I'll have to check out the other you mentioned.

Noel De Vries said...

Tuck is legend. It's one of my top five favorite books, according to a list I made in high school. :)

I was probably twelve when I read Amaryllis, and I remember it being an eerie novel, but one that stuck with me. Her others are meh.