Monday, January 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Tuck Everlasting

Title: Tuck Everlasting
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Published: January 20th, 2015
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux BYR
Ages: 10 – 14
Grades: 4 – 8
Pages: 192

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.

The 40th anniversary edition of TUCK EVERLASTING is on sale now, and the anniversary edition includes a foreword from Wicked author Gregory Maguire.

What if you could live forever?

For this blog tour, every blogger has been asked to answer the above question, and for me, it brings to mind quite a few interesting ideas. The idea of living forever is an incredibly romantic notion. Think about it, take a moment and just imagine all the things you could do if you didn't have to worry about time or getting sick.

If I could live forever, I'd... all of the books I never have time for. When you have forever, you can basically read everything. 

...learn something helpful and useful. Exactly what useful and helpful thing, I have no idea. But with so much time, I'd hope to figure out something to make my time meaningful.  

...probably watch too many movies, TV Shows...*shrugs*

...go skydiving, climb a ridiculously tall mountain, go see an active volcano up close, or do something I would normally consider completely terrifying and slightly reckless. I'd take risks I normally would never even consider. across the world. All across the US, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, South America, I'd go everywhere and anywhere. I would see every single place I could find and meet as many new people as possible. 

...learn to speak and read in multiple languages. Because wouldn't it be awesome to speak French one minute, German the next, Japanese, Greek, Latin...I'd love learn them all! 

...learn something crafty. Maybe more than one crafty hobby. I'm not nearly crafty enough, and with that much time on my hands, I'd have no excuse. 

...ultimately, decide it wasn't worth it.  I'd miss my loved ones too much. While being mortal can sometimes be scary when you think about it, knowing tomorrow is never guaranteed keeps you living to the fullest. If I was immortal, I'd have time to do a lot of great things, but I'm not sure if I would appreciate them as much as I otherwise would. Life is most fulfilling when you live it to the fullest once. Forever, however, is too long of a time to live. I think a life lived forever would only bring pain and regret, and I would never want to live a life like that.


Thanks to Mary and Macmillan, I have one paperback copy of Tuck Everlasting and one super special 40th anniversary hardcover edition of Tuck Everlasting that I would like to pass along to two of my readers. Trust me, this book is outstanding, and you should add it to your to-be-read lists.

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Follow the rest of the Tuck Everlasting blog tour here, and share your own answer to What if you could live forever on social media using #Tuck40th


  1. Eeek, I really want to read this book. <3 It sounds so awesome. Amazing post sweetie. <3 Love the things you would do if you could live forever :) Thank you for sharing about it. <3

  2. Fantastic post. Lea! I love your responses. This was one of my favorite books to teach when I taught 6th grade. I love the new anniversary cover. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. I would definitely read, travel, and learn a lot of languages. And write!

  4. Such a premise... neat to consider what would happen if I did live forever

  5. I loved Tuck Everlasting and enjoyed the film version too. I thought of this story when I read the Twilight Saga and I felt that Winnie made the right choice and Bella did not.

    1. Oh, I would have never thought of that comparison, but it makes sense! And I completely agree.

  6. I am so ashamed of myself to say that I havent read this book. I really want to go back and make sure i get all the classics in!! I would not live forever. At one point in my life I would have liked to but the thought of watching my son grow older then me and having to lose him i simply couldnt bear. Yes everyone dies and i have lost all my family, mom, dad, grandfather.... but losing my kid and having to go on is something I dont think I would want to do. Tough question!!