Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuck Everlasting 40th Anniversary Blog Tour! #Tuck40th


2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated, ground-breaking title Tuck Everlasting (Anniversary edition on sale January 20). In celebration of the anniversary, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a special anniversary edition featuring an introduction from Wicked author Gregory Maguire.

http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250059291

Tuck Everlasting
(40th Anniversary Edition)
by Natalie Babbitt

Blessed with—or doomed to—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 of a blessing than it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

A brand-new introduction from Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked, and additional bonus materials make this special edition of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting a must-have for lovers of the book and a great way to introduce a new generation to a classic.

Tuck Everlasting asks readers “What if you could live forever?” 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 of a blessing than it might seem. Then complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

Upon the book’s publication in 1975, Natalie was greeted with concern from parents and educators who were stunned to read a book about death written for children. She is an author who challenges her readers and thinks the best questions are the ones without answers.

Find more information on the book here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21469150-tuck-everlasting-40th-anniversary-edition

Order your copy now!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Macmillan

Visit the other Bloggers that participated in this tour!

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All the bloggers participating in the Tuck Everlasting Tour were asked,
"What if you could live forever?".

Wow, what a question! It's one that I had to think long and hard about.
Living forever would definitely have it's ups and it's downs.
Think of all the places you could go, the things you could see,
THE BOOKS YOU COULD READ!
The possibilities would be Endless.

But I can't stop thinking about all the downsides that would come with living forever.
Especially having all those around that you love grow old and die, while you live on.
I'm not sure that's something I could handle.

So, after much thought, I still don't know how I would answer this question. :)

What would you do if you could live forever???

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NATALIE BABBITT is the award-winning author of Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Knee-Knock Rise, and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Knee-Knock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Connecticut, and is a grandmother of three.

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1 comment:

  1. I would learn how to play the cello. I love the anniversary cover. I have never read this book, in fact, I didn't even know it was a book until about a month ago. I did love the movie though. :)

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