Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting:  Novel for HS 1 First Grading Period

About the Author:

A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck EverlastingThe Eyes of the AmaryllisKneeknock 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. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three.  (from usmacmillan.com)


Winnie Foster has everything a young woman could desire. She comes from a well-bred, wealthy, and respected family. She dresses in the finest clothes and is afforded every opportunity to refine herself. But Winnie finds that the heat of summer is not nearly as stifling as her gilded cage. She longs for freedom, for adventure. She escapes one morning to explore the woods surrounding her family's home, and encounters the Tucks, a close-knit family with a mysterious past that begs the question: If you could live forever, would you? And just when Winnie believes she has answered that question for herself, a mysterious man looking to profit from the source of the Tuck's immortality that will have her question her life, her desires, and what is the right thing to do. And in the end, learns, that death is not what is to be feared, but an unlived life. 

Written by Alyssa B.  (from imbd.com)



What's the Big Idea?:  How to Identify a theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_b.pdf

Searching for a Theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_a.pdf


Use this link to access the comprehension questions and vocabulary activities for each chapter:


Audio for Novel:  http://housemassignments.wikispaces.com/Tuck_Everlasting


Let's learn about setting:


Study Guide for Tuck Everlasting:  http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/tuck_everlasting.pdf

Plot diagram practice for the novel: