"Good Conversation!" A Talk with Natalie Babbitt
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The beloved author discusses her modern classic "Tuck Everlasting" and gives a guided tour of the miniature house she's built with her husband.
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Questions for classroom discussion and assignments:
- "Tuck Everlasting" poses the question, “Would you like to live forever?” The class can brainstorm ideas about this topic and then each student should write an essay on the advantages and disadvantages of living forever.
- Natalie Babbitt says, “ Time is like a wheel. We need to accept the patterns we are given.” Draw a wheel of your life that conforms to society, and another wheel that is very different from what is expected of you. Which wheel would you prefer?
- Natalie Babbitt discusses what is “delicious.” What does she mean? Write about what you think is delicious — and why.