Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting


Doomed to - or blessed with - 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 a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

Author: Babbitt, Natalie

Language: English | |

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Vocabulary Words

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  • bulldoze
  • gallows
  • clownish
  • gnat
  • worrier
  • broiling
  • gnats
  • foster
  • pitiless
  • companionable

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