The Moon Over High Street
By Natalie Babbitt
(Michael di Capua Books, Hardcover, 9780545376365, 160pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
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The new novel by Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting
Joe Casimir needed help with the choice he had to make. But how do you choose the person who will help you choose? Mr. Boulderwall, the millionaire, knew exactly what he wanted Joe to choose. And millionaires are experts at making choices. Well, aren't they? But Vinnie, the number-two man down at Sope Electric, didn't much approve of millionaires. He said to Joe, "Listen, kid, all of 'em act like they're the only ones with a ticket to the show!" But he didn't have any real advice to offer. Joe's Gran didn't either, as it turned out, and neither did Aunt Myra.
The good advice was there, though. Right across the street. Just waiting right across the street. There are a lot of good things just waiting. You'll see.
Natalie Babbitt is the author/illustrator of fifteen books for children, among them Tuck Everlasting, The Search for Delicious, and Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Book. Five of her books have been named ALA Notable Children's Books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with author Natalie Babbitt about her new book, The Moon Over High Street. Babbitt is a celebrated writer of children's literature, including the classic, Tuck Everlasting. She's won the Newbery Honor Medal and five of her books have been ALA Notable Children's Books. More at NPR.org
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Tuck Everlasting is one of the best books ever writtenfor any age.”
Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review