Publication Date: 1975
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 770L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W
Interest Level: Grades 4-7
Major Awards: Janusz Korczak Medal and the 1976 Christopher Award as best book for young people
Number of Pages: 208 pages
Approximate Word Count: 48,800 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 15 minutes reading Tuck Everlasting at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
Book Themes: Death, Time, Choices, Love, Friendship, Morality, Lies and Deceit
Genre: Children's Literature; Fantasy
Setting: Treegap (the Town) and The Woods in 1880
Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.
First Line: The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.
Point of View: Third Person (Omniscient)
*Estimate from Reading Length