Tuck Everlasting - Book

Square Fish / Macmillan

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Reading Level: Grades 6-8

Lexile Level: 770

Setting: Rural New York, 1880

Genre: Imaginative, USA

Page Count: 160

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Feeling "cooped up" and tired of living under the strict discipline of her parents and grandmother, 10-year-old Winnie Foster decides to run away from home. When she ventures out on her own, she discovers a young man in her family's wood who belongs to a remarkable family with a remarkable claim: that the water from a spring in the forest has blessed (or cursed) them with immortality.
Mae Tuck, the family's matriarch, kidnaps Winnie in order to keep this secret safe, but the stranger in the yellow suit is already on the Tucks' trail, eager to exploit their secret for his own financial gain. Is eternal life a blessing or a curse?
Winnie must decide whether she believes the Tucks' claim, if she will trust and help them, andbefore her adventures endwhether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.

Book Awards:
Christopher Award 1976   •   ALA Notable Book   •   Horn Book Fanfare List   •   NEA Teachers' Top 100   •   School Library Journal "Top 100 Chapter Books of All Time"   •   International Reading Assoc. CLA Phoenix Honor Award   •   the IBBY   •   Polish National Section Award, Janusz Korczack Medal   •   included in Anita Silvey's book "The 100 Best Books for Children"   •   National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children"

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Square Fish / Macmillan