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Tuck Everlasting

What happen to Winnie at the end  of the book Tuck Everlasting?

When Winnie takes Mae Tuck's place in the jail cell so Mae can escape before she hangs, Winnie becomes an "accomplice" to a crime. That makes her a criminal, but because she is underage, she can't...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 2:07 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How do the Tucks feel about living forever in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt?

The Tuck family feels that living forever makes them miss out on the human experience. Because they cannot age, they have to live apart from other people and can’t get to know anyone. The two...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016 3:54 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What are two conflicts from the book "Tuck Everlasting?" Please give supporting evidence the from the book.

Conflicts come in two general categories. There is external conflict and internal conflict. One internal conflict in this story is the internal conflict that Winnie struggles with throughout the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018 8:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What are 5 reasons why Winnie didn't drink the water?

Tuck Everlasting, written by Natalie Babbitt, is about immortality. The Tuck family discovers an eternal spring that gives everlasting life. When she runs away from home, a young girl named Winnie...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2019 6:46 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What did Winnie, her grandmother, and the stranger hear in the distance in "Tuck Everlasting"?

As Winnie, her grandmother, and the stranger stand in front of her grandmother's cottage, they hear "a faint, surprising wisp of music...a tinkling little melody", come floating to them...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2009 6:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How do Jesse's and Miles's views about the spring differ in Tuck Everlasting?

Miles has a more negative view of the spring than Jesse does. The Tuck family drank from a spring that made them immortal. It meant that they never aged, and never died. It took some time for...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 12:56 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How are the Tuck's house and the Foster's house different in "Tuck Everlasting"?

The Foster's house is organized and immaculately clean; the Tuck's house is delightfully cluttered and disarrayed.The cottage where the Foster family lives is "always squeaking clean, mopped...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2008 6:30 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter 5, what does Winnie see Jesse Tuck do in Tuck Everlasting?

Winnie sees Jesse Tuck drink from the spring. Winnie goes into the forest, where she sees Jesse drink from the spring when he does not think anyone is looking. She says she is thirsty and wants to...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2015 10:00 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Why did Winnie run away in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt?

Winnie wanted to run away because she was bored. Winnie didn't exactly run away; she was kidnapped. Winnie feels smothered at home to the point that she “lost her patience at last and decided to...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2016 1:30 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What happend to Mae, the man in the yellow suit, and Winnie in "Tuck Everlasting".  Explain.

Let's start with the man in the yellow suit. A previous answer stated that Mae shot him. That is incorrect. The man in the yellow suit wants to take Winnie and expose the Tuck family's secret of...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2018 11:44 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How did the Tucks know that the spring water made them immortal in Tuck Everlasting?  

The Tucks became aware that the spring water made them immortal when they did not die of life-threatening injuries. When the Tuck family first drank from the forest spring, they had no idea what...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2015 8:35 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What is a timeline of important events in the book Tuck Everlasting?

If you are talking about a "timeline of events," then you are talking about the plot of the story. This timeline usually runs from the exposition, the inciting incident (often called the...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2015 6:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, compare and contrast the Tucks' house and the Fosters'.  Which does Winnie prefer? 

The homes of both the Foster and Tuck families bear testament to the values and ideals that the family holds dear. At home with her parents and grandmother, Winnie knows a world characterized by...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020 3:54 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What are some examples of personification in the book Tuck Everlasting?

Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects, or ideas. There are quite a few examples of this concept in Tuck Everlasting. For example, Outside, the...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2016 12:51 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In "Tuck Everlasting", when Mr. Tuck takes Winnie rowing, what does he talk about? How does he feel about living...

In Chapter Twelve of Tuck Everlasting, Tuck takes Winnie out onto the pond in a rowboat just as the sun is setting. They bear witness to the different kinds of wildlife and the natural world around...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2017 12:47 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, what three things happen that seem to have no connection between the Tucks and the Fosters?

The answer to your question can be found in the prologue of this book. The author tells us plainly that three different events took place, and that, at face value, there seemed to be no connection...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020 3:44 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Why does Mae Tuck travel to Treegap in Tuck Everlasting?

Mae Tuck travels to Treegap to meet her sons. The Tucks have an arrangement whereby "every ten years, first week of August, they meet at the spring and come home together so's (they) can be a...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2009 11:43 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What genre is Tuck Everlasting?  

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, is a novel about a girl named Winnie who meets the Tuck family in the forest. Theirs is an unusual family, compared to Winnie's, who are prim, proper and...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2010 4:22 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How do Winnie's feelings change from the beginning of the novel until she meets Tuck in Chapter 9?

When first introduced to Winnie, the reader realizes that she is not a happy young girl. She is an only child and has parents that are constantly watching over her. Winnie longs for a little bit...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2015 12:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What does Mae Tuck mean when she says, "Well, boys, here it is. The worst is happening at last"? 

The quote in question appears at the very end of chapter five. A lot happens during this chapter. It starts with Winnie Foster testing out her idea of running away. She goes off to explore the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 12:13 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, how have Winnie's feelings changed from chapters 12-18?  

At the beginning of this section, Winnie is very skeptical of her situation. While she is interested in Jesse, she is scared of being involved with his family and feels worried over her own...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 7:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, what is strange about the woods? What effect did it have on the cows?

On the face of it, the woods belonging to the Foster family appear perfectly normal. But on closer inspection, it's clear that there's something unusual, even enchanted about them. For one thing,...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2020 6:59 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What is the theme in the book Tuck Everlasting?

Tuck Everlasting has a profound theme for a children's novel. The teaser on the cover reads, "What if you could live forever?" This question is explored with surprising depth and pathos in the...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 9:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Why does Jesse insist that Winnie does not drink the water in Tuck Everlasting?  

Jesse does not want Winnie to drink from the spring because she will become immortal. Winnie accidentally sees Jesse drink from the special spring in the woods outside her family’s house. She...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016 4:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How does Angus Tuck react when he meets Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting?  

Tuck is thrilled to see Winnie because he hasn’t seen a child in a long time. The Tuck family is immortal. They do not get many visitors, because they try to keep hidden. If someone found out...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016 2:56 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, why did the Tucks take Winnie home?  

It is during chapter 5 that Winnie meets Jesse Tuck by the spring. Winnie insists that she should be allowed to drink from the spring that she saw Jesse drinking from, and Jesse tries to keep her...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 2:49 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

According to Tuck, if people heard about the spring, what would happen?

The answer to this question can be found in chapter twelve of Tuck Everlasting. During this chapter, Angus Tuck takes Winnie out in a rowboat to the nearby pond. It is his way of getting her...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 1:16 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What does the "touch-me-not" appearance of the cottage mean in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting?

In Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, when the narrator describes the Fosters' cottage as being "touch-me-not," the narrator is describing the cottage as looking so well-kept that it looks...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 1:23 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In "Tuck Everlasting", why does Winnie talk to the toad?

Winnie's words to the toad on page 15 are as follows: "It'd be better if I could be like you, out in the open and making up my own mind." Winnie is speaking to the toad in an attempt to...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2008 10:19 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What did Winnie do with the bottle of spring water that Jesse gave to her?

In chapter 23, Winnie hides the bottle of spring water in a bureau drawer. Later, in chapter 25, she empties the bottle over her toad. This toad is presumably the same one Winnie meets at the...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 7:46 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What clues caused the Tucks to conclude that there was something peculiar happening to them? 

The Tuck family describes their discovery of the spring's magical powers in chapter 7. They passed and drank from the spring without knowing anything had happened. The Tuck family eventually...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 9:22 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, why does the man in the yellow suit go to the Fosters? What does the constable's remark about...

The man in the yellow suit is our antagonist in this story. He initially goes to the Fosters to try and glean information about the magical spring in the woods owned by the Fosters, which gives...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020 2:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, what does Angus Tuck think of living forever?

Angus feels as if the Tucks are not fully participating in life because they are immortal. Angus uses the rowboat outing to explain to Winnie how he feels about being immortal. That's what us...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 5:22 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Describe the Fosters' house and yard in Tuck Everlasting. How does it reflect the Fosters' personality?

I've always thought to myself that there is a difference between the words "house" and "home." I understand that both locations have bedrooms, bathrooms, and a kitchen. I understand that people...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2016 2:16 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What does the stranger in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt say he was looking for?

The stranger is the man in the yellow suit. He tells Winnie in Chapter Four that he is looking for a family. The man lifted his eyebrows. "Oh," he said, "I'm looking for someone. A family." The...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 2:35 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, what is unusual about the Tuck family? What clues does the author give? 

The Tuck family is different from every other family that Winnie Foster will ever meet, because the Tuck family is a family of immortals. That's right, they will live forever. Makes me wonder if...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 2:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What deal does the man in the yellow suit make with Winnie's family

In Chapter 15, the man in the yellow suit makes a deal with Winnie's family: he will bring Winnie back to them in exchange for their land. So, what the man in the yellow suit proposes is a trade:...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 3:26 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Why had Miles' wife left him and taken their children in Tuck Everlasting?

Miles' wife had left him because after they had been together for a number of years, she realized that oddly, he was not aging. This was just too weird for her to handle, and, thinking that he had...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2010 7:55 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What three events took place as the story Tuck Everlasting began? What connected them?

Event number one is Mae Tuck beginning her travels to the small town of Treegap. She only makes the trip once every ten years, and she makes the trip in order to meet her two sons, Miles and...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 9:15 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How has winnie changed from meeting the tucks

Over the course of the novel, Winnie has changed to become more independent. When we are introduced to Winnie, she chafes against the restraint that she feels has been implemented on her by her...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018 4:17 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What does Mr. Tuck dream in Tuck Everlasting?  

Mr. Tuck dreams that his whole family never drank from the spring, died, and went to Heaven. Some people may fantasize about being immortal. Being immortal, Mr. Tuck dreams of dying. He lives in...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 3:09 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, how did Winnie Foster feel about the Tuck's home?  

Winnie thinks the Tuck house is disorderly but homey. When Winnie gets kidnapped, the Tucks take her to their house. Since they do not want people asking questions about their being immortal, the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 4:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Why is Winnie worried about Mae Tuck going to the gallows?

In Tuck Everlasting the sweet Winnie Foster worries that if Mae Tuck goes to the gallows her secret will be known be everyone. Mae hit the man in the yellow suit with a shotgun when he was trying...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011 8:31 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What are some key differences between the Tuck family and the Foster family?

One difference between the two families can be illustrated by examining their homes. The Foster family's home is cold and unwelcoming, while the Tuck family's home is a very warm and welcoming...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2016 2:21 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What are similarities between the Tucks' house and the Fosters' house in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting?

A similarity between the Fosters' home and the Tucks' home is that both are isolated from the rest of society in one sense or another. The Tucks' home is literally isolated because it is located in...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016 9:54 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What does Miles tell Winnie about his two children in "Tuck Everlasting"?

Miles tells Winnie that if his children were still alive, his son would be eighty-two, and his daughter eighty. Miles's daughter was named Anna, and he fondly remembers how he used to take her...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2008 4:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What is the mood or tone of the book Tuck Everlasting? What are some examples from the story that support that mood?

The mood of Tuck Everlasting changes throughout the novel. It begins very somber and melancholy. When Winnie Foster is kidnapped by the Tuck family, she learns of their secret. Angus Tuck is tired...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 12:28 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What did the man in the yellow suit ask Winnie's grandmother in Tuck Everlasting?

I believe you are asking about the very first time that Winnie's grandmother and the man in the yellow suit interact with each other. That happens in chapter four. The question that he asks her is...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What injuries did the Tuck family have in the book Tuck Everlasting?

Jesse falls out of a tree and eats poisoned toadstools, the horse gets shot, Pa gets a snakebite, and Ma cuts herself. The Tuck family had no idea what they were in for when they drank from the...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 2:28 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

How did Winnie’s feelings about the Tucks change from when they first kidnapped her to the end of chapter 8 in Tuck...

When Winnie first meets Jesse Tuck, she is mildly curious. She is a little bit frightened when they kidnap her though. By the time Winnie gets to know the Tucks, she considers them good friends....

Latest answer posted July 9, 2016 7:24 pm UTC

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