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Tuck Everlasting (1975)

by Natalie Babbitt

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Jonathan Betts Q3 Library Thing

Tuck Everlasting was a decent book. I don't believe it is a book that should be read twice. I feel this way because after I rea Tuck Everlasting the first time, I could picture what was going on in the book. After the second time reading the book I didnt have the same grind or push to read the book again. I couldn't get past the first 4 chapters of the book before falling asleep. It is a good book for people under 13 years of age because I think younger children have more imagination than most teenagers and adults. Everyone has their own opinion about the stories they read but I feel like you should read it but not twice.

Tuck Everlasting is about a girl named Winnie who meets a special boy named Jesse. Winnie had been locked behind gates and protected for the 10 years he ahs been living. The special boy, Jesse, is a 104 but appears to be only 17. No one knows about the secret Jesse holds but he tells Winnie that a ponnd that she lives next to is a magical pond and if you drink it, you could live forever. That dream would come true for Winnie when she turned 17 to marry Jesse. Everything changes when Jesse's mom Mae gets arrested. Winnie and Jesse found a way to save her but after the successful escape plan Jesse had to leave. Winnie had an important dicision to make but she made a dicision not to drink the water and lives to be an old woman that dies and Jesse still would live to be 17... ( )
  JonathanB.B1 | Mar 20, 2014 |
One of my favorite books as a kid. After all, what kid doesn't dream of immortality? I never saw the bastardized Disney film because I'm sure it can't live up to the greatness of this book. ( )
  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
Student name: Valeria Serna.
Group: 10b.
Date: 02/03/14.
Book Title: Tuck everlasting.
Author: Natalie Babbitt.
Copyright Date: 1975.
Number of pages: 139.

Summary
The Tuck family had a really big secret that was that they was immortal but because of a spring. The Tuck family didn't want to tell the secret.
One the a girl call Winnie found Jesse Tuck drinking water of a spring and she wanted to drink too but the boy didn't let her, then his parents come and had to tell her the story of how they come immortals, but when the Tuck was telling the story someone else listens so that was problem. Time later the man that listens the secret tell to the Foster family—Winnie's family— that if they give him a property he will protect that Winnie from the Tuck family and the spring. The Yellow Suit Guy (the man who saw) tell to Mae Tuck that he gonna sold the spring water and he was going to make Winnie drink the water, when Mae listen that he was like crazy and she bashes his head in with a shotgun. Police take Mae and take her to jail for kill somebody, Winnie cant tell the true, she was very sad. Time go on and Jesse give to Winnie a cup of the spring water she didn't accept it but in exchange she gave him a frog and take that like a memory and don't forget her. Many years later the Tuck family saw the tomb and then they know that she never drank any little cup of water.

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Forbidding: adj. Unfriendly or threatening in appearance. Pg 6. Past cottages more and more frequent but less and less forbidding.
Brim: noun. The projecting edge around the bottom of a hat. Pg 31. She pulled down over her ears a blue straw hat with a drooping, exhausted brim.
Shrug: verb. Raise (one's shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference. Pg 91. " I don't know anybody much," said Winnie, with a shrug.
Bosom: noun. A woman's chest or breasts. Pg. 115. Her hand flew to her bosom.
Yawn: verb. Involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom. Pg 130. Then he rubbed an ear carelessly, yawned, and stretched.
  valeriaserna | Mar 2, 2014 |
Surprising for a children's book. Interesting topic. Ripe for discussion. I look forward to my book group. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
Low fantasy title about a girl who discovers a family of immortals and must decide whether to drink the magic water or not.
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
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Natalie Babbittprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, MelissaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.
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Winnie woke early the next morning. The sun was only just opening its own eye on the eastern horizon and the cottage was full of silence. But she realized that sometime during the night her had made up her mind: she would not runaway today. 'Where would I go anyway?'....But in another part of her head...she knew there was another sort of reason for staying at home: she was afraid of going away alone.
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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

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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.

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