Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 146.05 x 220 x 12.7mm | 235.87g
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0754078477
  • 9780754078470

Review Text

First published in the United States in 1975, this book has come to be regarded as a modern childrens classic. The simple story, aimed at children of about nine to 13, is set in the late 19th century. Its about a 10-year-old girl, Winnie, whose life is changed when she meets a family called the Tucks - mother, father and two young adult sons. The Tucks tell her a secret that since drinking, many years ago, from a spring in the woods at the back of Winnies house, they have never grown any older. Anyone who drinks from the spring will live for ever. The Tucks have one aim, which is to prevent anyone else from drinking from the spring. They have realized that the possession of eternal life is a curse, not a blessing. The book poses two interesting moral questions: if you had the chance of eternal life, would you take it? And if someone was about to pass the secret on to the rest of the world, how far could you justifiably go to stop them? The simplicity of the story enables readers to think about the questions raised and make up their own minds. Winnie herself has to make the choice whether to drink from the spring or not and we dont know until the very last page which choice she makes. (Kirkus UK)show more

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