Tuck Everlasting

Paperback | August 21, 2007

byNatalie Babbitt

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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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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. Compli...

A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband. When her hu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.46 inPublished:August 21, 2007Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312369816

ISBN - 13:9780312369811

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Love Love this book At first I was not sure were the book was going kidnapping a little girl. But soon after I feel in love with the story line and the two brothers. The story is so well written, you know at the end there were two possible endings but one was not more obvious then the other. Over all it was a great book many tears were shed for the ending. One of the best books I have read all at once.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everlasting life This book is so good! It tells you if you really want an everlasting life. Well do you? This book is good for kids and adults.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the book The language is plain, the plot is strong and I am so glad I read it.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting! My most favorite book in the whole world. I have read it 27 times (once every year since I was 10 years old. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to read it! Memorable and enchanting!
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Fave Childhood Books I LOVED this book as a child and I remember making my mom read it too. This fueled my imagination as a child and I have such fond memories of it.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic and Beautiful! Read it in a couple hours...the one thing that kept crossing my mind is that I wish I would have read this years ago and can't wait to read it to my children. Beautifully written!
Date published: 2010-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I haven't read this book in 10 years, but I still loved it as much now as I did then. It's a classic.
Date published: 2009-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Strong, Beautifully Written Story I got this book when I was six years old, and in a week, I had read it and loved it. That was ten years ago, and I still pick up this book quite a lot. This book has elements for all ages, as I've experienced, reading it through. It's a book that makes you think, long after you've read it . I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to believe in possibilities.
Date published: 2009-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A BRILLIANT STORY, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!!! The Tuck family lays low, they live inconspicuously. They are not normal people. One time they drank from a spring that held magic spring water. It allowed them to live forever at the age they drank the water. Winnie is a ten year old who happens to stumble along them and then they sat her down to tell her their secret. Complications start to happen when Winnie and the Tuck family are followed by a stranger in a yellow suit who wants to sell the spring water for money so he himself can become immortal AND famous. I recommend this book for any person who loves a good intriguing story! I read this book a couple years ago and I have read it at least three times since.
Date published: 2008-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Treasure This book was given to me by a friend who has been introducing it to her students in the classroom for years. I had no idea what to expect, but was enchanted by the story. If asked if one wanted to live forever, I believe most would not hesitate to drink from the fountain of youth. Yet this story explores both sides of the coin. This is a story I plan on passing on to my children. Thought provoking for readers of all ages!
Date published: 2008-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgetable You can never put down such a amazing book! Sad and cheerful, The Tuck family face a serise of bad coincidences, witch leeds different members of the family to love, ssadness, but also friendship, witch they had lost many times before, due to the curse...or the luck....of living forever.
Date published: 2002-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind capturing Thought this book was just so amazing. I had read this book when i was little and came across it again and came to love it once again. It is just a wonderful story that is mind capturing and is perfect for just anyone.
Date published: 2002-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memorable This novel had an amazing impact on me. It really caused me to take a second look at so many issues that I thought I had a firm belief in and re-evaluate myself. This is a moving novel with a resounding message and impacting theme.
Date published: 2002-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuck Everlasting This was an amazing story. It takes something you think would be great and shows you that things really aren't always as they seem. The idea of a spring that makes you young forever is very cool. I thought this book was fantastic and I would love to read it again and again.
Date published: 2001-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasic! After drinking from a magic spring, Jesse, Mae, Angus and Miles Tuck, are blessed with everlasting life. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster finds out their secret, the Tuck family must explain why living forever isn't as good as it seems. This book was fantastic!
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stupendous!!!! This book was fantastic. It took me into a world of courage and bravery. When Winnie Foster stumbles over something that she's not supposed to know about, things really get exciting. I suggest that you get this book, and read it!!
Date published: 2001-01-26

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Editorial Reviews

"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