Herbert Rowbarge

The beginning for Herbert Rowbarge was unusual compared to that of most of us. The process itself was no different, of course; we are told that a substance called oxytocin, manufactured in the pituitary gland, is nearly always ...

Herbert Rowbarge

From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park that he created. Everyone in town knows Herbert Rowbarge as the wealthy creator of the Rowbarge Pleasure Dome, a fantastic amusement park. But his past is murky. Even his twin daughters believe that their father has led a lonely but prosperous life, inheriting his wealth from various deceased relatives. What the town doesn’t know is that Herbert was born a penniless orphan, sustained only by his desire to create something beautiful: An amusement park with a carousel featuring pairs of identical animals. Everything he’s achieved has been a product of that single-minded determination. What Herbert himself doesn’t know is that he is a twin. All he knows is that he has never felt complete. When he gazes into the mirror, he glimpses some lost part of himself. When he looks at his twin daughters, he feels a stab of something like jealousy. Told from the point of view of Herbert and his daughters, this is a family story about how people can long for a part of themselves that they never knew they lost. Natalie Babbitt is at her best in this stunning novel for adults. "Herbert Rowbarge has . . . an almost folktale-like tone and plot. Never mind that it contains its share of Buicks and bridge parties; it still possesses the hushed, concentrated, stripped quality of a legend. And like a legend, it draws us in. It’s spellbinding.” —Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review

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Herbert Rowbarge
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Natalie Babbitt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park that he created. Everyone in town knows Herbert Rowbarge as the wealthy creator of the Rowbarge Pleasure Dome, a
Through the Looking Glass
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Selma G. Lanes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11 - Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

This collection gathers essays by Selma Lanes on the masters of children's literature that she most admires: Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Edward Gorey, L. Frank Baum, Tomi Ungerer, Jack Keats, Margot Zemach, and one editor of genius, Ursula Nordstrom. What concerns Ms. Lanes most is the integration of text and
Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984
Language: en
Pages: 914
Authors: Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author.
Children's Literature Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins
Categories: Children's literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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Barking with the Big Dogs
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Natalie Babbitt
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-20 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being forced to justify her choice to write books for children—instead of doing something more serious. Babbitt