Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

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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

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