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Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbitt, Gregory Maguire

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages, 40th Anniversary Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 18 February 2015
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 of a blessing than it might seem. Then complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. A brand-new foreword from Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked, and additional bonus materials make this special edition a must-have for lovers of the book and a great way to introduce a new generation to a classic.

About the Author

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932-2016) 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, written by 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 lived in Hamden, CT.

Reviews

"A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten." --The New York Times"Exciting and excellently written." --The New York Times Book Review"With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless." --Chicago Sun-Times"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 Magazine"Probably the best work of our best children's novelist." --Harper's"Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder." --The Boston Globe"This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear." --Entertainment Weekly"Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?" --Booklist A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten. The New York Times Exciting and excellently written. The New York Times Book Review With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless. Chicago Sun-Times 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 Magazine Probably the best work of our best children's novelist. Harper's Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder. The Boston Globe This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear. Entertainment Weekly Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever? Booklist" A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten. "The New York Times" Exciting and excellently written. "The New York Times Book Review" With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless. "Chicago Sun-Times" 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 Magazine" Probably the best work of our best children's novelist. "Harper's" Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder. "The Boston Globe" This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear. "Entertainment Weekly" Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever? "Booklist"" "A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten." --"The New York Times""Exciting and excellently written." --"The New York Times Book Review""With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless." --"Chicago Sun-Times""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 Magazine""Probably the best work of our best children's novelist." --"Harper's""Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder." --"The Boston Globe""This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear." --"Entertainment Weekly""Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?" --"Booklist" "A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten." --"The New York Times ""Exciting and excellently written." --"The New York Times Book Review ""With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless." --"Chicago Sun-Times ""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 Magazine" "Probably the best work of our best children's novelist." --"Harper's ""Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder." --"The Boston Globe ""This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear." --"Entertainment Weekly ""Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?" --"Booklist"

EAN: 9781250059291
ISBN: 1250059291
Publisher: Square Fish
Dimensions: 20.57 x 13.72 x 1.52 centimetres (0.17 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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