Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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 starnger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

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Tuck Everlasting Chapter 1

The road that led to Treegap had been trod out long before by a herd of cows who were, to say the least, relaxed. It wandered along in curves and easy angles, swayed off and up in a pleasant tangent to the top of a small hill, ambled down again between fringes of bee-hung clover, and then cut sidewise across a meadow. Here its edges blurred. It widened and seemed to pause, suggesting tranquil bovine picnics: slow chewing and thoughtful contemplation of the infinite. And then it went on again and came at last to the wood.

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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 author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life...Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth." --The Horn Book

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Natalie Babbitt

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 husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three.

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Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, The Janusz Korczak Medal, IBBY, Polish National Section, Christopher Awards - Winner, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Ohio Choose to Read Program

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 1975
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374378486
ISBN10: 0374378487
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/8 x 8 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 770LL
F&P Level A-Z: W

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
August 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312369811
ISBN10: 0312369816
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 770LL
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 247
AR Points: 4

$6.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780374706449
ISBN10: 0374706441
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 770L

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