Thursday, February 5, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Tuck Everlasting 40th Anniversary Edition by Natalie Babbitt

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the Tuck Everlasting Blog Tour! 


~ About The Book ~

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publication: January 20, 2015
By: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Macmillan
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated, ground-breaking title Tuck Everlasting (Anniversary edition on sale January 20). In celebration of the anniversary, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a special anniversary edition featuring an introduction from Wicked author Gregory Maguire.

Tuck Everlasting asks readers “What if you could live forever?” Doomed to, or blessed with, 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. Then complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. 

Upon the book’s publication in 1975, Natalie was greeted with concern from parents and educators who were stunned to read a book about death written for children. She is an author who challenges her readers and thinks the best questions are the ones without answers. 

This 40th anniversary will introduce a whole new generation to this timeless classic. The book has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US alone, and has never been out of print since publication.

~ About The Author ~

NATALIE BABBITT is the award-winning author of Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Knee-Knock 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. Knee-Knock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Connecticut, and is a grandmother of three.

"What if you could live forever?" 

Pros                                                                        Cons    

I could travel the world.                                                ALL OF ETERNITY as a teenager.  
I could eat whatever I wanted.                                       ALL OF ETERNITY as a teenager.
I would never get sick.                                                  ALL OF ETERNITY as a teenager.
I would never get wrinkles or gray hair.                         ALL OF ETERNITY as a teenager.
You see where I'm going with this, yes?
While it might be tempting to want to live forever, I'm going to go with... 

 Follow the hashtag #Tuck40th on Twitter to see what others have to say about living forever.


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