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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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Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads
Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads rated it
4.0 The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Once again, a great book that I clearly remember reading in the fourth grade as a class and I was completely engulfed in each chapter trying to figure out what was going to happen next. This is a great read for any teacher looking for that book of an adventure to really keep students engaged in what...
Mrs. Knight's Favorite Books
Mrs. Knight's Favorite Books rated it
5.0 Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting is a story about a family, The Tucks, that have a very special secret. The main characters, Winnie Foster and Jesse Tuck meet one another and Winnie is taken by the Tucks family. Winnie is told the secret, the Tucks will live forever, and is sworn to secrecy. The book goes back and ...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it
5.0 Tuck Everlasting
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...
Sara's Library
Sara's Library rated it
4.0 Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting is a chapter book that explores the concepts of immortality, life, and death. These are pretty advanced concepts, so I would save this book for an upper grade. I may even let my advanced readers read this independently, or as a literature circle book. According to Fountas and Pinnel...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Cute fable style book
I would fail at the lesson this book is trying to impart, but it was a charming story. I think the part I loved most was the way it was written, with the heat descriptions, and the little asides that made the setting.
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