Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

Follow the links below to find free resources and book unit samples.


Book Information

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

Important Quote: 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

Links to Resources and Teaching Ideas