Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting (Lions)

ISBN 13: 9780006714842

Tuck Everlasting (Lions)

 
9780006714842: Tuck Everlasting (Lions)

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 kidnap her and explain why living forever at one age is less than a blessing that it might seem. 'Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last forever - in the reader's imagination.' Amazon.com 'Someone ought to start spreading the word that Natalie Babbitt is not only a children's writer the style is so fine and subtle that grownups too will take real pleasure. 'Tuck Everlasting' is one of the best books ever written - for any age.' Anne Tyler, New York Times Featured in Elle Hot 100 "This refreshing and original story throws up all sorts of moral dilemmas, not least the question of whether one would like to live forever. Children in Year 4 and above will find much to ponder here." Times Educational Supplement "Babbitt's economy of style is such that she can use a single gesture or detail to convey great swathes of meaning She understands perfectly the sense of powerlessness felt by children and her message is whether your name is Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins or Winnie Foster, young people with courage and a sense of rightness can 'make a difference'. " Herald (Glasgow) 'A welcome reissue of a book previously published in 1977. Long regarded as an American masterpiece, Natalie Babbitt's novel deals with a weighty subject - everlasting life, no less - with a lightness of touch and a simplicity that never descends to the pedantic or the condescending. Sounds fanciful, but is told with all the cool, sharp, clear-eyed 'realism' that represents the best of American writing. And don't be influenced in any way by the fact that a Disney version is in production - just read it. It's breathtaking.' Chris Stephenson, Carousel 'This novel is both lyrical and provocative and a timeless

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'Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last forever - in the reader's imagination.' Amazon.com; 'Someone ought to start spreading the word that Natalie Babbitt is not only a children's writer... the style is so fine and subtle that grownups too will take real pleasure. 'Tuck Everlasting' is one of the best books ever written - for any age.' Anne Tyler, New York Times; "This refreshing and original story throws up all sorts of moral dilemmas, not least the question of whether one would like to live forever. Children in Year 4 and above will find much to ponder here." Times Educational Supplement; "Babbitt's economy of style is such that she can use a single gesture or detail to convey great swathes of meaning; She understands perfectly the sense of powerlessness felt by children and her message is whether your name is Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins or Winnie Foster, young people with courage and a sense of rightness can 'make a difference'." Herald (Glasgow); 'Not since Swift invented the Struldbrugs has the quandary of everlasting life been so thoughtfully explored...A poignant story.' Mary Hoffman, Armadillo

About the Author:

Natalie Babbitt started out as an illustrator and has written and illustrated many novels and picture books for children. Tuck Everlasting has won several awards in the US including ALA Notable Book. Natalie has also won countless awards for her other books. Natalie teaches writing for children and book illustration and also writes reviews of children's literature for the New York Times Book Review and other publications. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island, USA.

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Babbitt, Natalie
Published by Armada (1979)
ISBN 10: 0006714846 ISBN 13: 9780006714842
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