Tuck Everlasting

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Tuck Everlasting

"His tall body moved continuously; a foot tapped, a shoulder twitched. And it moved in angles, rather jerkily. But at the same time he has a kind of grae, like a well-handled marrionette. Indeed, he seemed almost to hang suspended there in the twilight." (page 18, on "The Man in the Yellow Suit")

-"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." (pg. 3)-"The sky was a ragged blaze of red and pink and orange, and its double trembled on the surface of the pond like color spilled from a paintbox." (pg. 60)-"If people knowed about the spring down there in Treegap, they'd all come running like pigs to slops." (pg. 64)-"..it was as if they had slipped in under a giant colander." (pg. 48)

Tuck Everlasting is an incredible fiction chapter book that can be used to teach discussion and big ideas such as morality, choices, and friendship. It would most likely be used in an upper elementary or middle school classroom, but it is a classic read for all ages. The story is about a sheltered, young girl named Winnie. She wanders into a forest to discover a man drinking from a spring of youth. The man and his family, The Tucks, have a secret...they are immortal! They kidnap Winnie in fear that she might expose the spring of immortality. What will happen next? Will Winnie drink from the spring as well? Read Tuck Everlasting to find out!

Tuck Everlasting

-late 1800s-TreeGap-The Tuck's house-the forest-"For the wood was full of light, entirely different from the light she was used to. It was green and amber and alive...there were little flowers she fif not recognize, white and palest blue." (page 24)



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