Tuck everlasting

Author
Language English
Publisher
Syracuse University Press (Syracuse NY:), PUBLISHED: 1991.,







Best Books :

  • Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 , Stories: Seven to Nine
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 , None
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 , None
  • Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2001 , Classics
  • Suggested Books for RIF List, 0 , Age (12-14)

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Christopher Award , None , 1976
  • Phoenix Award , None , 1995

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award; None 1977-1978
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award; None 1976-1977
  • Mark Twain Award; None 1977-1978
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award; None 1981-1982
  • Sequoyah Book Award; Children's 1977-1978
  • Sequoyah Book Award; Children's 1978-1979
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award; None 1977-1978

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Reviews :

Susan G. Baird (AudioFile)
Tuck Everlasting is a magical, almost mythical, story which is perfectly translated to audio by Barbara Caruso. This fairy tale is imbued with many levels of meaning. Winnie, a ten-year-old child in the late nineteenth century, encounters the Tuck family, who have drunk from the fountain of youth. She's the only person outside the family who knows their secret.This is a beautiful story of a young girl growing up, and, even more, it's a tender love story. Caruso brings her unique ability to mimic old ladies and little girls, as well as men and boys, from different time periods. This wonderful story is probably even better read aloud, especially when the narrator is as fine as Caruso. Listeners of all ages will love this! S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1993 (orig. 1975), Recorded Books, Three cassettes, 3.5 hrs., Book pak, $23.00.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: 1993.)

Recorded Books (RecordedBooks)
Closing the gate on her oldest fears as she had closed the gate on her own fenced yard, Winnie discovered the wings she s always wished she had. And all at once she was elated. Where were the terrors she d been told she should expect? She could not recognize them anywhere. The sweet earth opened out its wide four corners to her like the petals of a flower ready to be picked, and it shimmered with light and possibility till she was dizzy with it. --from Tuck Everlasting

Life and excitement lie waiting for ten-year-old Winnie Foster on the other side of the iron fence that separates her form Treegap Wood. But Winnie s parents are overprotective and have forbidden her to leave the front yard. Winnie dawdles and mopes and complains to the sullen toad who is her only friend. One of these days, she informs him, I will sneak out, run away, and have an adventure! When that day finally arrives, Winnie discovers a magic spring that promises eternal life, and meets a strange and wonderful family named Tuck. but wherever there is adventure, there is often trouble too, and when a smiling man in a yellow suit begins to follow her, Winnie faces the possibility of losing all her new discoveries and never seeing home again. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 93220, $30.75.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: 1993.)

(Bookbird)
The Tuck family have unwittingly drunk from a spring of life and suffer a sort of eternal youth that keeps them apart from the changes that occur naturally in time. Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret just about the same time as does a stranger with devilish intentions, and the most assume some burdensome decisions about life and death, which she does with grace. 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 a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. Winnie is a darling little girl at the tender age of 10. Wanting nothing more in the world then to get out of her little confined life. She comes across a boy in the woods of her home. One who, along with his family, can never die. They re all immortal. The problem is trying to keep the spring, which granted them this gift/curse, a secret. Of course, some dude finds out and trouble stirs, and while they do overcome this issue...the ending still manages to be heartbreaking. Not for Winnie, but for Jesse. The irony is not missed when they save the frog in the end and really it s just a beautiful story. The Tuck family, a husband, wife and two sons ages 17 and 22, are simple, salt-of-the-earth folk. In the late 1700's, they drink from a spring of water in a forest that turns out to be a sort of fountain of youth: it makes them immortal, unable to die and permanently stuck at the age they were when they drank from the spring. Many years later, a young girl named Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret. The Tuck family takes her away with them for a day or two (which soon leads to some plot complications) while they desperately try to explain to Winnie why they think it's a terrible idea for her to drink from the magical spring herself, or tell anyone else about it. All except the younger son, Jesse, who asks Winnie to wait until she's 17, then drink from the fountain and join him in eternal life. The book is full of circle of life type of imagery: a Ferris wheel pauses in its turning, seasons pass, water drifts downstream to the ocean. The Tuck family feels like the wheel has stuck for them--they're like rocks by the side of the road, while all around them people are changing and growing and living and dying.
(PUBLISHER: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, PUBLISHED: 1995.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Syracuse University Press (Syracuse NY:), PUBLISHED: 1991.,

Media Type:

0374480095
9780374480097
Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: 1993.,

Media Type:

9780807285114
9780374480097
0807285110
0374480095
9780374378486
0374378487
9781556908521
9781432838423
1556908520
9780807285305
0788841920
0807285307
0374301670
9780374301675
9780788841927

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