- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Square Fish; 1 edition (Aug. 21 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312369816
- ISBN-13: 978-0312369811
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.4 x 493.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 236 g
- Average Customer Review: 858 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tuck Everlasting Paperback – Aug 21 2007
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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“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 WeeklySee all Product description
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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.
The whole story is about a ten year old girl named Winnie. One day she runs away from home and meets a boy in the her wood. She sees this boy drinking from a spring and asks if she could have any and the boy says no very abrubtly and gives a very silly excuse.
I gave this book 3 stars because it doesn't give many details. I think this book was a good book for reading in class. It wouldn't be my first choice as a free reading book.
Although I didn't like the book, I think its a good book for any one who likes a good romantic and adventurous story.
My book review is about my favorite book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit. It's about a girl named Winnie that meets a mysterious family that can live forever. Winnies family is paired up with a man in a yellow suit. Winnie meets a boy named Jesse that drinks from a creek in Winnies woods. Jesse and his family takes Winnie home with them. She is usually saying" I want to go home". Mae Jesse's mother promises that they will bring her home tomorrow. Jesse lives in a house in Tree Gaps. The man thinks of moving next door to Winnie's house. Before Winnie gets kidnapped the man whistles a familiar song. Winnie really likes Miles Jesse's brother. Winnie tries to sleep but she can't. The whole family goes down one at a time. When Winnie asks Jesse how old he is he says"104" but then he admits he's seventeen. At dinner time the brothers argue about who gets to go rowing in the boat with Winnie but then the dad said" hush, I will bring her". That touches me when they good care of her. Winnie is the reason why I like the book. Jesse has yellow hair. They figured out they could live forever when Jesse got bitten by a snake, and Mae got cut when she was cutting bread and no one got a mark. Now it's your turn to read the book.
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