Author Natalie Babbitt Has Died

By Dianna Dilworth 

Author and illustrator Natalie Babbitt, best known for the children’s novel Tuck Everlasting, has died. She was 84 years old.

The Guardian has the scoop: “Her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt, said she died at home in Hamden, Connecticut, on Monday. He said she had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He described her as a ‘remarkable’ and ‘loving and wonderful’ woman who left her mark in the world with her writing.”

Babbitt wrote and illustrated more than 20 books in her lifetime. She was the U.S. nominee for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1982 and in 2002 won the inaugural E.B. White Award for achievement in children’s literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.