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Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
Tuck Everlasting
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Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age... show more
Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a starnger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune Other books by the renowned children's author Natalie Babbitt include Goody Hall, Kneeknock Rise, The Devil's Storybook, The Devil's Other Storybook, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, and The Search for Delicious. An American Library Association Notable Children's BookWinner of a Christopher Award for Books for Young ReadersDoomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.But when ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon their secret, the Tucks must take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Much trouble arises when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.This short novel, so moving and artfully composed, first appeared a generation ago. It has since become a young adult classic. "Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor. The author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life . . . Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth."—The Horn Book
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374480097 (0374480095)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Thender4
Thender4 rated it
Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother. Most of the time it's too hot to be out in the sun, and when Winnie does actually venture outside, she never...
It's a Tori Story
It's a Tori Story rated it
5.0 Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting is a really beautiful fantasy book, taking place in the late 1800's. I think it is a really good book to read with 4th graders. It is not a long read. You could use it as whole group reading in my opinion.
Books Make the World a Better Place
Books Make the World a Better Place rated it
3.0
Tuck Everlasting is the perfect book for fifth grade students. It is provides an excellent source to teach new vocabulary. Further, this book provides a clear examples to teach all the elements of plot and inference.
Miss Smyly's Library
Miss Smyly's Library rated it
5.0 Tuck Everlasting review
Tuck Everlasting is one of my all time favorite books. This book is filled with adventure, romance, innocence, tough decisions, fighting bad guys, and so much more. This book teaches that the grass is not always greener on the other side and can help teach children to be thankful for their lives no ...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
4.0 Tuck Everlasting
More like 3.5 stars, but I rounded up because it really is a cute little story. The writing flows easily and she writes in such a way that it's easy to conjure up the images she's describing... although that might also be leftover screenshots of the movie I saw many years ago... which I also loved!I...
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