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Tuck Everlasting

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ISBN13: 9780590988865
ISBN10: 0590988867
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Awards

A New York Times Bestseller

An ALA Notable Book

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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.

Synopsis:

Granted eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck finds that living forever at one age is less a blessing than it might seem.

An Accelerated Reader(R) title for Ages 9-12.

About the Author

A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with a more profound meaning embedded within them. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, but it is Tuck Everlasting which has insured Babbitt's place in the history of children's literature.

This modern classic, which has also been made recently into a major motion picture starring Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, and Sissy Spacek, asks an enduring and powerful question: If we could live forever, would we want to?

Babbitt has written six more novels including The Eyes of the Amaryllis and Goody Hall — each one presenting her unique vision of an enchanted world. Her latest novel, Jack Plank Tells Tales, was published in Spring 2007.

Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three. When asked what she wants readers to remember about her books, she replied, "the questions without answers."

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islandcolleen, August 20, 2010 (view all comments by islandcolleen)
As a teacher, I have used this book in my classroom for almost 10 years. Every time I hand it out, the boys immediately go "YUK! A girl book!" I tell them there is no such thing and they are going to enjoy it. They don't believe me, until we start reading. It takes about 5 chapters to get them hooked. This story centers on the question, "If you could, would you choose to live forever?" Natalie Babbitt gives the readers both sides of the coin, but ultimately, her point of view is clear. Her writing is full of imagery and she creates some of the most vivid characters in literature. Winnie, Mae, Tuck, Jesse, and often overlooked but perhaps most tragic, Miles. They present a fantastic story that couldn't possibly be true - or is it? I tell my students that they get to decide and given that freedom, they embrace the story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780590988865
Author:
Babbitt, Natalie
Publisher:
Scholastic Inc.
Author:
Babbitt, Natalie
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Immortality
Subject:
Juvenile
Edition Description:
Trumpet Club Special ed.
Series Volume:
532
Publication Date:
c1975
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Pages:
139 p.

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"Synopsis" by , Granted eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck finds that living forever at one age is less a blessing than it might seem.

An Accelerated Reader(R) title for Ages 9-12.

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