Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting Cover

Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbitt; Gregory Maguire (Foreword by)

Square Fish, Paperback, 9781250059291, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

Description

Blessed with-or doomed to-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. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

A brand-new introduction from Gregory Maguire, the author of "Wicked," and additional bonus materials make this special edition of Natalie Babbitt's "Tuck Everlasting" a must-have for lovers of the book and a great way to introduce a new generation to a classic. This title has Common Core connections.

"Tuck Everlasting," the musical based on Natalie Babbitt's timeless bestselling novel, will play Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre this spring with opening night set for Sunday, April 17, 2016.



About the Author
A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt 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 readers. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of "The Forty-ninth Magician," a collaboration with 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 lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three.


NPR
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death. More at NPR.org

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