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Tuck Everlasting (Special)
Tuck Everlasting (Special) | Natalie Babbitt
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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."
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megzlynn
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Today I learned I don‘t read many happy books. I thought for my blog I would recommend cozy, happy reads. I had a hard time finding any in my collection. I had to pull books from my childhood to have anything to talk about. 😂

So please someone recommend me some happy books in the comments. If you want to check out my recommendations here‘s the link! https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/11/18/cozy-reads-for-the-cold-weather/

Scochrane26 I have the same problem! With the Fire on High (not happy but has a hopeful ending), Less, the Unhoneymooners. The Gentleman‘s guide to Vice and Virtue & its sequel. (edited) 2mo
Tamra A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I don‘t read many “happy” novels either, but those I‘d recommend! 2mo
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Slajaunie I don‘t read happy novels either. What is that about? 2mo
PSreads73 Most of my collection is thriller and is dark. Drama and trauma sell. I think we just like to be shocked. Some have semi happy endings though. My favorite book is Ready Player One which ends very happily. 2mo
PSreads73 I couldn‘t agree more about Daisy Jones and The Six. Possibly my favorite from this year. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This book & it's sequel were fun. I also enjoy what would've been called Chick Lit about 15-20 years ago, so I'm going to toss Camilla Isley into the mix. Sure, they're romance books, but the ones I've read so far have all been fun. Might I suggest her Christmas novel. It's part of a series but you certainly don't need to read them in order. 2mo
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jkraynak
Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit

“Don‘t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don‘t have to live forever, just have to live.”

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jkraynak
Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit

This book is also a disney film which I think is interesting! It also won best book for young people in 1976 and ranked 16th in the top 100 chapter books.

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jkraynak
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Tuck Everlasting dives into the idea of immorality. Winnie, the girl in the story, wants to run away from her home and family. Winnie meets many other people to make for what seems to be an adventurous, fun story.

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mack2799

“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”

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mack2799
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This modern fantasy book is a time-shift fantasy. It shifts story lines from present and past and shows us people stuck in a state over hundreds of years known to have secret immortality. It contains a plot that is believable, but holds an aspect to make us question it. The theme is also worthwhile and lets kid know that sometimes the present is what matters most - Not to wish your life away and admire that aspects that you enjoy of it.

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mack2799

This book is about a kid named Winnie who runs away and ends up finding the Tuck family. Turns out that this family holds secret immortality and live never-ending from the water they withhold. I think kids would find this enjoyable and I think it gives off a way to relate for these kid readers.

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monalyisha
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I found this store today while looking for goodies to add to my Wishlist for @JoScho ‘s upcoming #HFTSS mini-swap. They make roll-on perfumes inspired by some of my favorite books/shows. I definitely lost a large chunk of minutes to online window-shopping.

https://etsy.me/2ZzxDfT

Registration is still open!
https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39411303/mjzl/
Visit her page to find out more. 🙌🏻

sprainedbrain Ooooooh. She has a Song of Achilles! 6mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Right?! Excellent taste. 👌🏻 6mo
JoScho Oh this looks awesome! 6mo
Craftylikefox Oh no! There are so many good ones! 6mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Good morning, Littens! 🌞
Something that's been super fun about this new job is re-reading a lot of books that I'd forgotten about from my childhood. I think this one was assigned to me in 2nd or 3rd grade? I don't remember much about it other than I liked it.

Marilyncjackson Love this book! 8mo
Rachel.Rencher @Marilyncjackson Me too! It was even better reading it as an adult ❤ 8mo
Marilyncjackson @Rachel.Rencher I should reread it lol 8mo
Lucas.Rencher That one looks good! 8mo
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EmilieGR
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Beautiful

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Makenziebrumfield

“Is eternal life a blessing or a curse?”

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Makenziebrumfield

This would be a good book for upper elementary children. There are no pictures, but the text is big and readable. I think this book would keep students very interested and wanting to know what is going to happen next.

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Genre: Historical Fiction
This book is about a girl named Winnie who has to to decide if “eternal life is a blessing or a curse”. She is given the opportunity to drink from a spring that grants immortality. The Tuck family tells her of their experiences over the years of being immortal, and she has to decide if she wants to keep their secret or not. This book seems super suspenseful and a book that I would never want to put down.

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sydneybrooks
Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit

Don‘t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don‘t have to live forever, you just have to live.

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sydneybrooks
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I think I read this book when I was way too young. I hated it when I first read it and didn‘t like anything about it. Later I reviewed it for another class and actually came to appreciate it a lot.

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sydneybrooks
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Let‘s talk about big decisions here. I think kids would love this alternate universe story of eternal life. They may even think about it they‘d want to live forever, given the same circumstances as the characters in the book.

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monalyisha
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I‘m thinking of hosting a low-key reading event in May, in celebration of National Children‘s Book Week. My thought is to match participating Littens together (randomly) in pairs. Each person would choose *one* children‘s novel to assign the other person to read during the week of May 10-16. I‘ll also be reading classic children‘s books all month to celebrate. 🎉

Putting out feelers. 🐜👽✌🏻📖
Comment if you‘d be interested!

candority I‘d be interested! 10mo
aeeklund I‘m in!! 10mo
LapReader Count me in. 10mo
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tjwill Interested 🙋🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Librarybelle I‘d be interested! 10mo
Samplergal I‘m in. 10mo
cobwebmoth Sounds fun! 10mo
youneverarrived 🙋‍♀️ 10mo
Birdsong28 I'm in!! 🙋 📚📖 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly That sounds like so much fun! 10mo
bookandbedandtea I'm interested! 👋 10mo
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BookNAround I adore Tuck Everlasting. 10mo
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BrittyReadsBooks
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One of my favorite “children‘s” books of all time. It still resonates with me now as an adult. The wheel of life just keeps turning :)

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teebe
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⚡️ Before Harry Potter, my faves were Dr Seuss books and the Pony Pals series
⚡️ There‘s too many... first one that comes to mind is playing hide and seek or kick the can in the woods around my house
⚡️ Sweeping and dusting. I still hate them.
⚡️ When I was 2 I was given a rag doll that was as big as I was. I named her Fishie... no one, including me, knows why. I treated her like she was a real person.
⚡️My fave since 6th grade

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn I hate dusting too. Sometimes it seems pointless. Thanks for playing! 💜 12mo
LeahBergen Dusting. 😠 12mo
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dariazeoli
Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit
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You‘ve spoiled me @Eyelit ! Thanks so much for all these books off the #NeverendingTBR, the great booksleeve, vegan chocolate, tea, and that notebook!

I‘m sharing the quote on the cover with all of you. I think it‘s appropriate on MLK Day:

“Remember that consciousness is power. Tomorrow‘s world is yours to build.”

I‘m very grateful today 🙏

Eyelit So glad it made it so quickly (tho I‘m still sorry it‘s late!). Happy birthday month!!! 😄 12mo
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BrittyReadsBooks
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A book less than 300 pages: Tuck Everlasting. This is a re-re-re read for me, the first time I read it I was still in elementary school and it remains one of my favorite stories even now!

Pricel101 Love this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋 12mo
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jazzigen95
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I have never seen the movie but love the musical. Now I can say I love the book, too! The end was perfect 🖤

#24B42019 two books down and about two and a half hours read!

Ravenclawsbookshelf I love the musical as well! I will have to read the book sometime next year. 13mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 13mo
Theshadedbuffalo Hi! Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome! Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far. 📖💙 13mo
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📖 Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
🧑 Tim Lebbon, Tomi Adeyemi
📽 That Thing You Do!
🥘 Tom Yum Soup

Happy Monday everyone! 😊

@JoScho #ManicMonday #LetterT

JoScho Thanks for playing and happy Monday to you too! 14mo
Purrfectpages That Thing You Do is one of my favorite movies, ever! ❤️ 💗 14mo
thereadingowlvina @Purrfectpages Cool! Me too! Everything about this movie is just perfect! 😁 14mo
Purrfectpages @thereadingowlvina it makes me so happy! 14mo
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Theshadedbuffalo
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❤️❤️

Nute Great quote! 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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📚 The Night Circus
🙍‍♀️ Natalie Babbitt. Tuck Everlasting was a delightful read!
🎬 Numb3rs TV show
🍲 Noodles, nachos

Thanks @JoScho for today's #ManicMonday #LetterN 😊💛

JoScho Thanks for playing 💜 1y
Moray_Reads Numb3rs was one of my binge-watch shows at university 😂 1y
thereadingowlvina @Moray_Reads Haha cool! 🤗💛 1y
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GlitterGirl
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#readingwithfriends book for October!

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GirlNamedJesse
Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit
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Bring on the heartbreak! 😭😭😭

NotLiketheRoad One of my absolute favorites. ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
GirlNamedJesse Mine too! 💙 1y
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Working hard on a few books. Amazingly when I start to read I read really very slowly unlike I usually do. I get so into it and it becomes my own little world. :) Enjoying all the story's and lessons in Tuck Everlastimg I heard and experienced today over a sweet refresher. Books are everywhere!

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Jennick2004
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It was so interesting to think about mortality from the other side...someone who is incapable of dying comes to wish for it. Living forever may not actually be everything we assume...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I somehow never read this book growing up, so I remedied that tonight. I liked it. It was a quiet sort of book, with simple but vivid descriptions of nature and a small cast of characters. It almost felt like a fable to me in its method of storytelling.

PatriciaU Fable is a good way to describe it. 1y
CKlube This was the first book I was ever mad it. I love it 💜 1y
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 1y
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zzz Such a cute cat! 1y
jmofo Somehow I remember that this book taught me the word “bovine” (which, to be sure, is a wonderful word). So I‘ve always been weirdly fond of it. I‘m glad you got to enjoy it! 1y
SamanthaMarie I watched the movie in junior high? High school? I didn't even realize it was a book! I need to add it to my TBR. I like how you describe it. 1y
DivineDiana I read this a few months ago and found it quite lovely. 1y
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cajunsyd
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Words to live by...

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parttimedomestic
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Good morning #24in48 readathoners! I‘m in bed pursuing my stack for the Hour 6 challenge. I think Tuck Everlasting has my favorite opening line:
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.”

staci.reads That whole opening paragraph is so beautiful! I use it in my writing classes when I share examples of types of openings. I love it! 1y
parttimedomestic @staci.reads ❤️ I haven‘t started reading the book yet, but I‘m looking forward to it! 1y
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#QuotsyJuly18 #simplicity

A short and simple quote from a favorite book of my childhood.💛

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Bronte_Chintz Love this book! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."
Simple story, beautifully written, with a profound message. #booksandtea

CaramelLunacy That cake looks amazing 😊 2y
CoffeeNBooks Great book! And great picture! 😊 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CaramelLunacy My favorite Hummingbird with Cream Cheese Frosting. I don't make it very often. 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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I love this line on the first page. It feels very Ray Bradbury-ish to me. 1 more to go.
#4in48readathon

TheReadingMermaid You can do it!!!👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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Here‘s my stack for #4in48readathon. Very short books, but I don‘t have much time with getting ready to move. 😁 At least I‘ll get some of my Newbery‘s read. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Julsmarshall I‘m going with short too 😄 2y
TheReadingMermaid Don't forget to tag me so I can see your progress through the weekend 😉 2y
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Listened to this audiobook with my family driving to and from #Minneapolis this weekend. We all enjoyed it, although part of me wished for a different ending. Winnie is sweet and thoughtful and the Tucks are an endearing family. We all enjoyed this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#freakyfriday book 7

monalyisha I know! It‘s hard not to want her to be with Jesse, but I think it was the best, truest ending for the story & what it means. 😭 2y
asiriusreader I read this one with my 6th graders. Love it...gain something different each time I read it! 2y
MeganAnn @monalyisha I agree! 2y
MeganAnn @asiriusreader I think at some point I should read in print because I know I‘ll get more out of it that way. 2y
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I enjoyed this page-turner and the magical intriguing plot. It is wonderfully written, simple yet a memorable story. Definitely one of my favourites now! 4🌟

☞ For more reviews, please visit: https://www.goodreads.com/thereadingowlvina

#childrensnovel #fantasyread #classicread

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#Sundayread. Interesting story so far!

theresidentromantic This was the book that made me love the Romance genre ❤❤ 2y
thereadingowlvina @theresidentromantic Oh nice! And I was just at the part about Jesse proposing an idea to Winnie 😁 2y
catebutler One of my favourites from my childhood! Enjoy!! 2y
thereadingowlvina @catebutler Nice! I only found out about this book last week lol 😁 2y
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erin.yarbrough
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This TL novel tells the story of Winnie Foster, a young girl in the 1880s, who comes across the Tuck family with a dark secret. They become incredibly close and they take her in as their own. After learning that the family accidentally drank from the fountain of youth many years ago, she must decide if she should do the same in order to stay with her dear friends.

erin.yarbrough This book would best benefit as a LC due to the inferences made by the reader about several characters feelings and actions throughout the story, but it could also be used as a RA, IR, SR, PR, or DR due to the higher-level vocabulary and dynamic viewpoints from the characters in the book. This book would be great in a social studies lesson for 5th grade since Mayan culture is discussed. Comparing their fountain of youth to Babbitt‘s would be great 2y
erin.yarbrough An EL strategy to use is to show the movie as well as read the book so the ELL can understand what is happening throughout the book visually instead of verbally. (#17) A UDL strategy would be to activate background knowledge by talking about stories of the fountain of youth and by beginning each book lesson with a class discussion or refresher of last chapter. (3.1, 2.1) #UCFLAE3414SP18 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Wow Erin! This is a true favorite of mine. Literature circles along with the other strategies mentioned are perfect for this book. It is so versatile and truly does elicit conversation. When my children read this in elementary school, the teacher asked, would you want to live forever? After reading the text, their opinions changed a lot! Excellent post that includes all the necessary elements! Wonderful web resource! 2y
LisaMart @erin.yarbrough I had a flashback when I saw the picture of this book in your post! I remember reading this book in school! It feels like forever ago! I forgot how great this book is! And, please tell me, there is a movie on this book also, right? I seem to remember watching the movie... 🤔 2y
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#FridayFrigesDay @SpeculativeFemale

1.) I read Tuck Everlasting as a kid and threw the book when I read the ending. The themes of life and death were just hard for me to conceptualize - still makes me sad.
2.) Polka dots - I have quite a few black and white polka dotted dresses.
3.) Rather just have some ketchup, but cheese if I had to choose.
4.) Soda, but I've adopted calling it 'juice' since moving to Glasgow.

#GloryToTheGuild

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