Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.
"Pray God our aim is true and each arrow finds its mark." King Raven has brought hope to the oppressed people of Wales--and fear to their Norman overlords. Deceived by the self-serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced again to take matters into his own hands as King Raven. Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of the man behind the legend--bringing Rhi Bran much-needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship. Aided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest-dwelling outlaws, Rhi Bran ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little Elfael. This epic trilogy dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood as Stephen R. Lawhead conjures an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities. Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R. Lawhead's masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck.
A Fry Swims the Tuck By: Kevin M. Lewis The west side of Detroit in the 1950s: That’s where this story begins, in a working-class neighborhood, where the fathers were World War II veterans and the mothers were housewives and a young boy’s world was confined to the street he lived on. But as the narrator grows up through the ’50s and ’60s, America is going through tense changes—changes reflected in his own family and his neighborhood. Touching on the issues of the time, especially white flight and race relations, A Fry Swims the Tuck tells a story of a boy and his family, of loss, and of the lessons we learn when those we love are lost.
When I tuck you in, what do I see? Two little eyes shining at me. I see two little ears that I want you to tweak and a round little nose. Can you push it? Beep! Beep! So begins this naptime or bedtime romp that eventually has the child all tuckered out and ready for sleep—until Mama remembers she forgot one important thing. What could it be? A kiss, of course!
Tuck was orphaned when cruel Indians killed his mother on their farm in Kentucky. Left to die along the trail he was saved by Old Ed. The tender boy was taken to Matagorda, Texas where he grew up with his human family of Old Ed, Molly, Freck, Jim,Tad and two ex-slaves. Mixed into the family were a bunch of animals with funny names such as Squint Eyed, Crooked Horn, Spot, and several thousand longhorns, and some very unusual Savages. Mix all of these characters with two cattle drives from Texas to San Diego and you have Tuck the damnedest saga of the West you ever read. Let three brothers fall in love with the same dance hall girl; lead them into the Civil War, and when brother fights brother and you have a love story you can't put down.