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Tuck Everlasting (Paperback)

Author:  Natalie Babbitt
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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312369816
ISBN-13: 9780312369811
Sku: 204469728
Publish Date: 8/21/2007
Sales Rank: 15021
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.25T
Pages:  148
Age Range:  14 to 19
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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. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless and hot. (from the first line)
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book

Granted eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck finds that living forever at one age is less a blessing than it might seem.

An Accelerated Reader® title for Ages 9-12.

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Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? It's 1880, and the members of the Tuck family (Ma, Pa, and their two sons) haven't aged since the day 80 years ago when they unknowingly drank from a magical spring. When friends and family noticed that the Tucks never aged, they were labeled as bewitched and cast out of society. Since that time, the Tucks have been living an itinerant life, finding work and home where they can, moving on before anyone notices that they don't age. Their peaceful existence is disturbed when 10-year-old Winnie Foster happens to meet the youngest Tuck, the handsome Jesse, and subsequently uncovers the family's secret. Later, the situation becomes more complicated, and even dangerous, when the nefarious Man in the Yellow Suit also uncovers the Tucks' secret--and makes plan to reveal it to the world. First published in 1975, this extremely popular novel explores the dark side of the common fantasy of remaining forever young.
Author Bio
Natalie Babbitt
Natalie Babbitt began her career as an illustrator of children's books. Since that time she has also written and illustrated many books of her own, including TUCK EVERLASTING, in which a young girl is offered the opportunity of eternal life, and THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS, a fantasy in which a boy travels through a kingdom seeking the perfect definition of the word "delicious." She is married to author Samuel Fisher Babbitt.

Praise

"The story is macabre and moral, exciting and excellently written." - Philippa Pearce 11/16/1975
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0148
Product attributePublisher:   Square Fish
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