Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

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The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
Publisher: New York ; Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2015
Edition: 40th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780374301675
0374301670
Branch Call Number: J BABBITT
Characteristics: 180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 08, 2018

The book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, I thought is fairly good. It is sad at the end, but I like the toad part. That was pretty funny. I also watched the movie but the movie made it very sad and depressing in my opinion. The plot was good, so I'd give it a three out of five.
- @Redibis of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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lReaderl
Jul 17, 2018

Great classic for any age. A short book that dives into the morals of immortality. Recommend

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red_ladybug_600
Feb 13, 2018

This book is so good I read it for a book club everyone said they loved it I give it 4 and half stars

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

An everlasting classic about a girl who didn't want to grow up!

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ALHamilton6904
Aug 04, 2017

a great book with lots of adventure and a great story line.

DBRL_KrisA Jul 30, 2017

It never entered my mind, while reading this book, how much like a classic fairy tale it is. The gift of immortality, the villain, even the toad that may be more than he seems - is he an enchanted prince? (Spoiler alert: no.)
Winnie accidentally discovers a family that has (accidentally) become immortal; they kidnap her to prevent her from revealing their secret; she goes through a whole range of emotions from fear to disgust at their less-than-perfect home life to, eventually, love. The family explain the different positive and negative aspects of living forever, and we see that immortality isn't necessarily a good thing. Winnie has a chance to become a better person (and does), and a chance to become immortal herself (I won't tell you how that works out), and a common garden toad becomes immortal.

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gracemckenna
Feb 03, 2017

I loved this book. We read it as a class book in year seven and we were always asking to read more! It is so descriptive and you really get drawn to the characters. I still really love this book and I am in year 10!

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abbyruth
Jun 28, 2016

Tuck Everlasting is sooooooooo good! I read it when I was 10 and I still love it four years later!!!!!!! to good!

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violet_cat_5387
May 19, 2016

Awfully wonderful... and wonderfully awful.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

After drinking from the water of a secret spring in the woods, the Tuck family is burdened with an unusual gift: they can live forever. However, their secret is suddenly threatened when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about the spring water which grants immortality.

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indigo_cat_686
Dec 30, 2017

indigo_cat_686 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 10

RobertELPL Mar 06, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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gracemckenna
Feb 03, 2017

gracemckenna thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 20

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abbyruth
Jun 28, 2016

abbyruth thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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violet_cat_5387
May 19, 2016

violet_cat_5387 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

brown_horse_57 Mar 11, 2015

brown_horse_57 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Red_Duck_5
Dec 09, 2014

Red_Duck_5 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

radhakrishnan Jun 17, 2014

radhakrishnan thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_cheetah_2241
May 08, 2014

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ANNA C HAMILTON
Dec 17, 2013

ANNA C HAMILTON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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ZoeCar
Jun 22, 2015

"What we have, us Tucks, it's not living. We just are. Like rocks on the side of a mountain."
-Tuck Everlasting

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zunairaf
Jul 04, 2014

"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of unlived life, you don't have to live forever, you just have to live!"

radhakrishnan Jun 17, 2014

"It's a wheel, Winnie. Everything's a wheel, turning and turning, never stopping. The frogs is part of it, and the bugs, and the fish, and the wood thrush too. And people. but never the same ones. Always coming in new, always growing and changing, and always moving on. Thats the way its supposed to be. That's the way it is."

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mbssmith
Mar 08, 2014

So, I just read this book again to quote it in an essay I am writing and I found two quotations that I liked.

'Winnie thought about this peril to the frogs, and sighed. "It'd be nice," she said, "if nothing ever had to die." "Well, now, I don't know," said Miles. If you think on it, you come to see there'd be so many creatures, including people, we'd all be squeezed in right up next to each other before long."

I might put this quotation in my piece.
This one is just humorous though,

"How old are you anyway?" she asked, squinting at him. There was a pause. At last he said, "Why do you want to know?" "I just wondered," said Winnie. "All right. I'm one hundred and four years old," he told her solemnly. "No, I mean really," she persisted. "Well then," he said, "if you must know, I'm seventeen." "Seventeen?" "That's right." "Oh," said Winnie hopelessly. "Seventeen. That's old." "You have no idea," he agreed with a nod.

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lisahiggs
Sep 02, 2010

The ownership of land is an odd thing when you come to think of it. How deep, after all, can it go? If a person owns a piece of land, does he own it all the way down, in ever narrowing dimensions, till it meets all other pieces at the center of the earth? Or does ownership consist only of a thin crust under which the friendly worms have never heard of trespassing?

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lisahiggs
Sep 02, 2010

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 sideways 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. But on reaching the shadows of the first trees, it veered sharply, swung out in a wide arc, and passed around.

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abbyruth
Jun 28, 2016

Winnie wants to runaway but ends up being "taken" by the Tucks. The tucks have a secret.....they will never age and they will never die. All because they drank from a certain spring.
An evil man wants to sell that water and use them as freaks.
Will he get away with it? what will happen? Well just read the amazing book and you'll find out!

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ZoeCar
Jun 20, 2015

Young Winnie wants to run away from home. She gets 'kidnapped' by the Tuck family who supposedly are all over 100 years old. Winnie find s out that they do not age because they drank a magic water from a spring. A strange man in a yellow suit follows the tucks and plans to sell the water. Will he? What will happen to the Tucks. Read and find out!

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zunairaf
Jul 04, 2014

10-year-old Winnie Foster is tired of her family and is thinking of running away. One day, while in the woods, she meets a boy about the age of 17 drinking from a spring. The boy tells her that his name is Jesse, and he refuses to let Winnie drink the water. After this, she is kidnapped by Jesse's family, the Tucks. The Tucks tell her that the spring Jesse drank from gives eternal life to the drinker. Since their entire family drank from the spring, they are all immortal. A man eavesdrops on this conversation and goes to the Fosters with an offer to trade Winnie's location for the Fosters' woods, which contain the magical spring. They agree, and a constable goes with the man to retrieve Winnie. When the man arrives at the Tucks' house and tells them his plans for the spring, Mae, Jesse's mother, takes her husband's gun and swings it like a club at the man, killing him. The constable takes Mae to jail, and they learn that she is to be hanged. The Tucks and Winnie are frightened because if Mae is hanged, their secret about eternal life will be revealed. They soon come up with a plan for Winnie to take Mae's place in the jail cell while Mae leaves town with her family. Jesse gives Winnie a bottle of the spring water. Find out that if Winnie drinks the spring water or not!

laikee Aug 19, 2013

winnie foster has to decide whether or not to join the tucks who can live forever or spill the secret.

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seb901
Dec 13, 2011

In the book Tuck Everlasting by Nathalie Babbitt there is the Tuck family who are immortal.A girl named Winnie is tired of her mother and decides to run away in the forest where she meets a boy drinking water from a magical spring. She gets to learn about him and his family (the tucks) and finds out they are immortal. Will everyone in the village find out and know that they are immortal or will it still be a secret?

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