The Search for Delicious

The Search for Delicious

by Natalie Babbitt
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Overview

The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt

Gaylen, the King's messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

Gaylen's quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc.

The Search for Delicious is a 1969 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312369828
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 08/21/2007
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 168,362
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932-2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, written by her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lived in Hamden, CT.

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The Search for Delicious 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ranger_maiden More than 1 year ago
Back in elementary school, my reading level was kind of freakishly high, so my mom bought me this book as a challenge. I absolutely loved the medieval/fantasy setting. The fact that Babbitt was able to base a whole book off of the definition of a word was extremely interesting and original. I think that this book made me the voracious reader that I am now...and when I let my younger sister read it 3-5 years later, it became the first book that she really loved (and we NEVER have the same taste in books!). A very cute book that's great for anyone who loves words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and i loved it! It just goes to show you the stupid things people can go to war for. Lighthearted fantasy that will keep you enteratained. Defenatly 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This light-hearted book takes a young boy on a journey of a lifetime, only to found himself and where he belongs. It is also an eye-opener to the many little trival things we argue about everyday and there consequences. Is it really worth it, whether to be right or to gain power?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must have read this book 40 times as a kid. Beautiful, sumptuous world, easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book five years ago, in fifth grade. It is still one of my favorite books, as familiar to me as Alice in Wonderland is widely known. It's a book to read when you need to get caught up in a story to escape the world. It's short enough to read in a few hours, yet long enough to take you on a journey for delicious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got it at my school library and really liked it. I DO NOTwant to be rude but it is not my favorite. I really like Natilie Babbitt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book yet but I was looking for this book forever! Also, plz read Kneeknock Rise I did it for a book report. I finished the book in an hour thats how awesome it was!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny story. It shows some stupid things people will go to war over, like some wars in the past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a hooking pleasure about a young boy named Vaungaylen that runs into many adventures while finding the defintion of delicious for the Prime Minister's dictionary. It's definitely an exciting adventure itself that brings you on a journey through a whole new world!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is just fantastic. Filled with good, clean, keeping-you-rolling-on-the-floor humor, 'The Search For Delicious' will hold you enthralled to its wonderful end. I couldn't recommend this book high enough! If you're looking for something funny, you've found it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I liked the plot the characters and the whole idea of someone taking a poll on a whole kingdom. It was a really fun book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I definatly loved this book. It has so much imagination and a fun type of mystery.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved it so much! So creative and beautifully written! Highly reccomend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Booooooo!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is so many things and people have to remember be,ut other than that i love it. It is so interesting and detailed i recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not actually read this book yet but I just completed a similar one. From what I can tell the book is based off the meaning if the word word. A similar book, one I just completed, was called rump. Rump is about the meaning of a name basicaly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is really good!
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I am reading this book in my guided reading class and it is good but seriously they are fighting over the defonition of the word delicious. The other people who are reading this in my guided reading group are, Jack , Ava, Nicolas, and Greg. Also these are prople including myself who go to Eisenhower Elementary , Camp Hill PA
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mmmmmm CHEEEEZZZZZZBURGERS!!!!!