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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 kidnap her and explain why living forever at one age is... 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 kidnap her and explain why living forever at one age is less than a blessing that it might seem. 'Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last forever - in the reader's imagination.' Amazon.com 'Someone ought to start spreading the word that Natalie Babbitt is not only a children's writer the style is so fine and subtle that grownups too will take real pleasure. 'Tuck Everlasting' is one of the best books ever written - for any age.' Anne Tyler, New York Times Featured in Elle Hot 100 "This refreshing and original story throws up all sorts of moral dilemmas, not least the question of whether one would like to live forever. Children in Year 4 and above will find much to ponder here." Times Educational Supplement "Babbitt's economy of style is such that she can use a single gesture or detail to convey great swathes of meaning She understands perfectly the sense of powerlessness felt by children and her message is whether your name is Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins or Winnie Foster, young people with courage and a sense of rightness can 'make a difference'. " Herald (Glasgow) 'A welcome reissue of a book previously published in 1977. Long regarded as an American masterpiece, Natalie Babbitt's novel deals with a weighty subject - everlasting life, no less - with a lightness of touch and a simplicity that never descends to the pedantic or the condescending. Sounds fanciful, but is told with all the cool, sharp, clear-eyed 'realism' that represents the best of American writing. And don't be influenced in any way by the fact that a Disney version is in production - just read it. It's breathtaking.' Chris Stephenson, Carousel 'This novel is both lyrical and provocative and a timeless
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747564171 (0747564175)
Pages no: 139
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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