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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Book DescriptionDoomed 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 kidnap her and explain why living forever at one age is less than a blessing that it might seem. 'Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last forever - in the reader's imagination.' Amazon.com 'Someone ought to start spreading the word that Natalie Babbitt is not only a children's writer the style is so fine and subtle that grownups too will take real pleasure. 'Tuck Everlasting' is one of the best books ever written - for any age.' Anne Tyler, New York Times Featured in Elle Hot 100 "This refreshing and original story throws up all sorts of moral dilemmas, not least the question of whether one would like to live forever. Children in Year 4 and above will find much to ponder here." Times Educational Supplement "Babbitt's economy of style is such that she can use a single gesture or detail to convey great swathes of meaning She understands perfectly the sense of powerlessness felt by children and her message is whether your name is Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins or Winnie Foster, young people with courage and a sense of rightness can 'make a difference'. " Herald (Glasgow) 'A welcome reissue of a book previously published in 1977. Long regarded as an American masterpiece, Natalie Babbitt's novel deals with a weighty subject - everlasting life, no less - with a lightness of touch and a simplicity that never descends to the pedantic or the condescending. Sounds fanciful, but is told with all the cool, sharp, clear-eyed 'realism' that represents the best of American writing. And don't be influenced in any way by the fact that a Disney version is in production - just read it. It's breathtaking.' Chris Stephenson, Carousel 'This novel is both lyrical and provocative and a timeless
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747564171
Classification: General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » First published in the United States in 1975, this book has come to be regarded as a modern childrens classic. The simple story, aimed at children of about nine to 13, is set in the late 19th century. Its about a 10-year-old girl, Winnie, whose life is changed when she meets a family called the Tucks - mother, father and two young adult sons. The Tucks tell her a secret that since drinking, many years ago, from a spring in the woods at the back of Winnies house, they have never grown any older. Anyone who drinks from the spring will live for ever. The Tucks have one aim, which is to prevent anyone else from drinking from the spring. They have realized that the possession of eternal life is a curse, not a blessing. The book poses two interesting moral questions: if you had the chance of eternal life, would you take it? And if someone was about to pass the secret on to the rest of the world, how far could you justifiably go to stop them? The simplicity of the story enables readers to think about the questions raised and make up their own minds. Winnie herself has to make the choice whether to drink from the spring or not and we dont know until the very last page which choice she makes. (Kirkus UK)
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Book Review: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - Reviewed by RinneDA (24 Jul 2011)
One of the teachers where I work said this was a great book and that the kids at our school loved it. I like to read childrens' books as I think they are usually more imaginative. This book was no exception. It is written beautifully. The story flows and I was never bored. The main characters are very lovable and I actually wanted to meet them. Winnie accidentally gets herself kidnapped after she discovers the secret of the spring water found in the woods that her family owns. Despite being kidnapped, she feels safe and ends up liking her kidnappers. The story snowballs where one thing inevitably leads to another. All ends well, however the romantic in me wanted the ending to be slightly different. It is not how I would have written it but I guess that is a good thing, that it wasn't entirely predictable. I really enjoyed this book!
Author Biography - Natalie Babbitt
Natalie Babbitt started out as an illustrator and has written and illustrated many novels and picture books for children. Tuck Everlasting has won several awards in the US including ALA Notable Book. Natalie has also won countless awards for her other books. Natalie teaches writing for children and book illustration and also writes reviews of children's literature for the New York Times Book Review and other publications. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island, USA.
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