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Tuck Everlasting Summary
Natalie Babbitt

Everything you need to understand or teach Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

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Tuck Everlasting Summary

Overview

While avoiding the hyper-realism of so many recent novels for children and young adults, Tuck Everlasting nonetheless gives a believable and loving portrait of real people in a very difficult, if somewhat fantastic, situation. Winnie Foster is neither an angel nor an anti-hero.

She's simply a young girl with strengths and weaknesses; she is basically good, but far from perfect. The Tucks, at first glance, come across as little more than endearing, slightly mysterious country bumpkins, but we quickly realize, as Winnie does, that there is much more to them than is immediately apparent.

Angus and Mae Tuck are unlettered, but wise in their own way, and they have much to teach Winnie about life.

The central event of the novel—the Tucks offering Winnie immortality—is both intriguing and problematic. Should she accept the offer? Should she consider marrying Jesse Tuck and coming to live with...

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Study Pack

The Tuck Everlasting Study Pack contains about 55 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Tuck Everlasting Study Guide

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Tuck Everlasting Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including:

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