Natalie Babbitt tells us a little about herself on her Scholastic author's page. We're not surprised to hear she's been obsessed with fairy tales her whole life.
And in real life, of course.
This one's not super glamorous, but it definitely captures the feel of the book. And for that, we give it two Shmoops up.
In this 21st-century take, Winnie is fifteen years old. And that little crush she has? Well, get ready for some romance.
One scientist says the possibility for human immortality might be achieved in our lifetimes. Sure makes you think.
On the Scholastic site, Natalie Babbitt answers questions posted by young readers. What would you ask?
Why should you care? Just ask our author, who spoke about that at a 1989 lecture at the New York Public Library. The title? "The Purpose of Literature—and Who Cares?"
After watching all these clips, we kind of wish we lived in Treegap. Or Hollywood.
Actor Jonathan Jackson, who plays Jesse Tuck in the 2002 film adaptation, shares his video journal from the set of the movie. Talk about an inside peek.
Shmoop likes to read with our eyes closed.
We kind of want Winnie's outfit. (Without the toad, of course.)
If you squint a ton, you might be able to make out Winnie out there on the boat.
We bet our labradoodle would love this pup (hanging out with Natalie Babbitt).