Tuck Everlasting

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 17, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages

The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret

What if you could live forever?

Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older.

But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.

Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt:

“A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times

“Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's

“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

“This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly

 

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User Review  - InnahLovesYou - www.librarything.com

A total masterpiece. This book made me think about the question of which every one of us wants to know the answer - is it that good to live forever? I love the way the writer insists on telling both ... Read full review

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User Review  - AngelaRenea - www.librarything.com

It was ok, I have been pretending that I was going to read this book for years so I figured this would be a good time. I liked it enough to finish it, but I don't know if I'd recomend it to anyone. A nice idea though. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
13
Section 5
22
Section 6
31
Section 7
37
Section 8
42
Section 15
73
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
116
Section 24
121
Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2010)

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932–2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting and many other brilliantly original books for young people. As the mother of three small children, she began her career in 1966 by illustrating The Forty-Ninth Magician, written by her husband, Samuel Babbitt. She soon tried her own hand at writing, publishing two picture books in verse. Her first novel, TheSearch for Delicious, was published in 1969 and established her reputation for creating magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned Babbitt a Newbery Honor in 1971, and she went on to write—and often illustrate—many more picture books, story collections,and novels. She also illustrated the five volumes in the Small Poems series by Valerie Worth. In 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture, and in 2016 a musical version premiered on Broadway. Born and raised in Ohio, Natalie Babbitt lived her adult life in the Northeast.

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