Readers of Natalie Babbitt’s classic learn that immortality is not all it’s made out to be. However, this gifted author’s classic, Tuck Everlasting, will live on in the memories of readers young and old who are lucky enough to have read this classic. Natalie Babbitt is also one of a select group of great children’s authors who won the Janusz Korczak Medal for children’s literature. These books embody the empathy for the child for which Janusz Korczak will be remembered for generations to come. The New York Times published this heartfelt obituary.