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Tuck Everlasting [Paperback]

Natalie Babbitt
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (852 customer reviews)
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Aug. 21 2007

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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Imagine coming upon a fountain of youth in a forest. To live forever--isn't that everyone's ideal? For the Tuck family, eternal life is a reality, but their reaction to their fate is surprising. Award winner Natalie Babbitt (Knee-Knock Rise, The Search for Delicious) outdoes herself in this sensitive, moving adventure in which 10-year-old Winnie Foster is kidnapped, finds herself helping a murderer out of jail, and is eventually offered the ultimate gift--but doesn't know whether to accept it. Babbitt asks profound questions about the meaning of life and death, and leaves the reader with a greater appreciation for the perfect cycle of nature. Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last forever--in the reader's imagination. An ALA Notable Book. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 2 2006
By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is an amazing book, even if the film a few years back failed to capture the magic of the story. This book is often used in Children's Literature courses, and is also used in grief counseling for children. It has much to offer on many different levels.

The Tucks have a secret, and their secret can either be seen as a blessing or a curse. The Tucks drank from a magic spring and now they cannot die. Young Winnie Foster finds out their secret and so the Tucks take her home to try and explain the secret and the importance of keeping it. Yet now the town is in an uproar looking for the Tucks, and the family needs Winnie's help.

The writing is excellent, and the story will keep you turning the pages. If you are looking for a book for yourself or to read to children in your life, this is an excellent pick. Well written, with impeccable prose, you will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Freaky, but boring July 10 2004
Format:Paperback
Winnie is a girl who finds a family who lives in the woods, and they drank from a well that makes you immortal and they can't get older or die and they are bored! Was I the only kid who was forced to read this in 5th grade?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BOOOOORING!!! Feb. 20 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is, by far, the most tedious and boring book I have ever read. I could have wrapped up everything that happens in this book in about 30 pages. Instead, the author, Natalie Babitt, has to SSSSTTTTRRREEECCCHHH this book to about 100 pages more. Probably, the only reason that Ms. Babitt wrote this book is to convince "wittle kids" that they shouldn't want to live forever.
Great message, Mrs.B. I'll be blamin' you when the suicide rate goes up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a true class Jan. 21 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fairy tale meets adventure, a lovely rumination on mortality, loyalty and the responsibilities to humankind. This is a lovely book for children, but just as meaningful and enjoyable for adults
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal! Feb. 20 2013
Format:Paperback
Needed several books to top up a class set of novels. Thought I'd take a chance and get a few through Amazon. Couldn't believe how quickly they got there. Thank you. Will definitely use this supplier again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Aug. 27 2011
By Al
Format:Audio CD
My daughter who is 11 loved listening to this fantastic book... it is amazing and life altering to consider the downsides of "living forever". A must
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5.0 out of 5 stars A touching book. Oct. 3 2007
By D9230
Format:Paperback
This is a must-read book for people of all ages. It's about a family that will live forever, and the consequences and benefits of that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still Great! July 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Read it as a child and loved it, so I had to read it again as an adult and still fully injoyed it
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