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Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt


Published: 21st August 2007
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
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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 is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.


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Tuck Everlasting

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written


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    • Upper Primary Students

    Comments about Tuck Everlasting:

    I am a teacher who purchased this book for students in grade 5/6. So far the feedback from the students is great.

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    "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 Horn Book Magazine""Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?"--"Booklist""Probably the best work of our best children's novelist."--"Harper's""A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten."--"The New Yorker""Exciting and excellently written."--"The New York Times Book Review""Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder."--"The Boston Globe""With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless."--"Chicago Sun-Times""This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear."--"Entertainment Weekly"

    ISBN: 9780312369811
    ISBN-10: 0312369816
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
    For Grades: 5 - 9
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 148
    Published: 21st August 2007
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.95  x 1.27
    Weight (kg): 0.14
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: Revised