Friday 1 December 2006

Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
ISBN 0374480095

This is an amazing book, even if the film a few years back failed to capture the magic of the story. This book is often used in Children's Literature courses, and is also used in grief counseling for children. It has much to offer on many different levels.

The Tucks have a secret, and their secret can either be seen as a blessing or a curse. The Tucks drank from a magic spring and now they cannot die. Young Winnie Foster finds out their secret and so the Tucks take her home to try and explain the secret and the importance of keeping it. Yet now the town is in an uproar looking for the Tucks, and the family needs Winnie's help.

The writing is excellent, and the story will keep you turning the pages. If you are looking for a book for yourself or to read to children in your life, this is an excellent pick. Well written, with impeccable prose, you will not be disappointed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this book it is soo AMAZING... I'm realding it now for the 3rd time and i've watched the movie too!! I think the book could encourage younger ones to keep beliving in magic... Me and my friend LOVE this book and we don't want to stop reading them!! I think there should be a seconde book!!! It is exicting as well and fun to read!!!