Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

Tuck Everlasting

To Mae and Tuck, the closing incident with the toad is completely innocuous. They have no reason to think that the toad is anything other than a normal, run-of-the-mill toad. However, I believe the...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 2:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family tells their story to Winnie: 87 years ago, they drank from a spring while passing through a wood and marked that place with a "T" in the tree's bark. Angus, Mae, Miles, Jesse, and...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 2:56 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 6, Winnie is whisked away as she is about to drink from the spring. Her kidnappers are Mae Tuck and her boys Miles and Jesse. When Winnie begins to cry, Mae soothes her with a music...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2008 1:09 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

A venn diagram is a visual tool that allows a user to see relationships between a set number of items or characters. Most venn diagrams are made of interconnected circles. The simplest venn diagram...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 10:39 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 3, Winnie is sitting in the grass just inside the fence around her house, talking to "the only living thing in sight", a sleepy, ponderous-looking frog. Winnie is frustrated...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2008 1:03 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I'm not 100% sure if you are referring to the moment when the Tucks "kidnap" Winnie from the woods or when they decide to actually take her home with them. The two occasions are separated by the...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting Mae Tuck's special object is her music box. Her music box plays a very distinctive and memorable melody. Winnie's grandmother refers to it as the music of the elves in the...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011 10:03 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The setting of chapter 1 isn't entirely one exact place. The chapter contains a little bit of detail regarding the town of Treegap, the "touch-me-not" house, a road, and a wood: On the left stood...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2017 1:39 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

It's Chapter 20 of Tuck Everlasting, and Mae has just smacked the man in the yellow suit in the back of the head with a gun. The reason for this sudden burst of violence is that the man grabbed...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019 10:23 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The toad is a symbol of the inevitability of change in life; by the time he reappears, Winnie has begun to question whether or not eternal life is all that it's cracked up to be. Her family has...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2012 11:24 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There are a number of reasons. First of all, there's something about the man in the yellow suit that just creeps her out. The previous night, the man had been acting kind of weird and Winnie...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018 7:45 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

At the beginning of chapter 4, Winnie is outside playing in the yard. The man in the yellow suit comes by and begins asking Winnie about her family and how long they have lived in the area. Winnie...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2017 12:27 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt's young reader's novel Tuck Everlasting, prior to the Tuck family's arrival at their cottage, they planned to bring Winnie to the cottage, explain to her the importance of...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 2:35 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapters 7 through 9 it is Mrs. Tuck and the boys who explain the spring to Winnie, not Angus Tuck. They relate how, many years ago, as they were passing through the area looking for a place to...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2008 1:55 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Chapter seven of Tuck Everlasting tells the story of how the Tucks came to discover the spring, and how they learned that they were immortal. It is actually a rather humorous chapter, because each...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016 10:26 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 4, the stranger tells Winnie, "I'm looking for someone, a family". We don't find out exactly what he means until Chapter 19.It turns out that the stranger is looking for the...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2007 12:55 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter 12, Tuck and Winnie take a rowboat out onto the pond. Tuck points out insects moving along the surface of the water, and they hear the sounds of a bullfrog and a wood thrush singing. He...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2020 6:11 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie's initial talk with Angus was essentially an initial warning against immortality. Angus knows that Winnie is thinking about it. He also knows what would result if many people knew about...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There are actually two large conflics going on simultaneously in Chapters 12 - 16. The primary conflict is an internal one that is central to the book, concerning what Winnie should do about her...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2010 6:35 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Angus and Mae sell things they make to people. Mae sews and makes quilts and other handmade items. Winnie describes seeing rugs and quilts that are half completed. Angus does woodwork. Winnie says...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 12:03 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

By Chapter 21 of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, Winnie's family members feel like "some part of her had slipped away" because she returned to them a changed person.The greatest way in which...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2016 11:49 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks tell Winnie that 87 years ago they arrived at the woods with the idea of building a farm and settling down. On their first night, just before they set up camp, they saw a spring and,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 9:29 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Treegap authorities want to hang Mae Tuck because she killed the man in the yellow suit. When the man threatens to make Winnie use the spring and take her away to use as proof of what it can...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 8:15 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Every 10 years during the first week of August, the Tuck family gets back together at the spring for a family reunion.

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 10:21 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie first goes to the Tucks because she feels stifled by her life as a Foster. She feels like her parents are controlling. Winnie has to decide whether he wants to live forever like the Tucks,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2011 12:44 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 5 of Natalie Babbit's Tuck Everlasting, Jesse is glad to see his mother Mae and older brother Miles arrive at the spring because Jesse wants to protect Winnie from the supernatural...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2015 3:26 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One important item or image from the book would be the trout. And then Miles caught a fish. There it flopped, in the bottom of the boat, its jaw working, its gills fanning rapidly. Winnie drew...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2015 9:18 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In the cleared yard behind the jailhouse, the gallows is located; it looks "like a great L upside down." Ma Tuck is locked up in the jailhouse in Chapter 24. She has been arrested for the murder of...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010 6:04 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The title relates to the everlasting life the Tuck family has because they drank from the Fountain of Youth. This novel is about a family who found a spring that turned out to be the Fountain of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2015 9:07 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

As well as being associated with sunshine, hope, and optimism, yellow is also the color of cowardice and deceit. And it is these characteristics that are especially appropriate to the man in the...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 10:37 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There is not space here for all that you ask, but I can provide you with a brief summary for each chapter, 14-25.14 - The family prepares for bed. Each member comes out to see if Winnie is ok....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2008 2:19 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The cottage where Winnie lives is described as "touch-me-not," meaning that it's very neat, clean, and organized. This forms a marked contrast to the Tucks' place, which is more ramshackle, but...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2018 9:14 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

That is not quite the exact last line of the chapter, but it gets the sentiment correct. The Tuck family has not changed in 87 years. The line is significant because it forces readers to ask a...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2019 1:04 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to your question is found in chapter two of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. Angus Tuck is smiling because he is having a good dream. He snored gently, and for a moment the...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2016 10:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie and Mae have a thoughtful and enlightening conversation about living forever. Mae’s discussion with Winnie was about how the Tucks do not belong anywhere. I would use the word reflective to...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2016 8:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

It's tough to answer this question with any kind of specificity, because the question doesn't mention as to which part of the book it is specifically referring to. Jesse Tuck is happy to see...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 8:30 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The pretty little music box, adorned with painted flowers, belongs to Mae Tuck. When Winnie first hears the strange tune emanating from the forest, her grandmother refers to it as "elf music" as...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 1:51 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

If the man in the yellow suit had not died, the Tucks would have continued their existence with no one knowing about them except Winnie. When Mae Tuck kills the man in the yellow suit, the Tucks...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The only person in the text that says the word "remember" followed immediately by a question mark is Mae Tuck. In that case, she is asking a question with a single word. The family is recounting...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2019 12:31 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt's young reader's novel Tuck Everlasting, Winnie Foster certainly does experience a wide range of emotions within the first five chapters.As described in the first chapter,...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2015 7:49 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One personality trait that I think a reader can support is that Winnie can be a bit stubborn. She chafes at how her parents hover over her in an overly protective manner, so she is motivated to...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 8:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter 6, Winnie is kidnapped by the Tuck family as she is about to drink from the spring. The family plead with her not to be frightened of them. They promise her that they wouldn't harm her...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 2:01 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The reader is uneasy about the stranger for a variety of reasons. First, he is described as a stranger. From early childhood, people are taught to be wary and cautious of strangers. The next...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016 3:27 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 5, although we meet Jesse Tuck and see him uncovering the secret spurt of water to drink from it, we don't find out why that source of water is hidden by the pebbles. What secret does it...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 8:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I think by "returns home" you are referring to after the constable brings Winnie back from the Tuck household. Winnie's conflict is what to do about Mae Tuck. To protect Winnie from the man in...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

After The Man in the Yellow Suit threatens to kidnap Winnie and to sell the life-giving water from the spring to the public, Mae Tuck hits The Man over the head with Angus' shotgun. A constable who...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 10:59 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

After Mae accidentally kills The Man in the Yellow Suit by hitting him with a shotgun, she is sentenced to death by hanging and imprisoned in the town jailhouse. Realizing that Mae's hanging--which...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 4:13 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

When the reader is first introduced to Winnie, she is an unhappy girl. Her parents and grandmother micromanage her, and Winnie feels as if she has little to no freedom. It has gotten to the point...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 2:15 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The stranger in question is the man in the yellow suit. He's unconscious because Mae Tuck's just whacked him over the head with a rifle butt after he tried to kidnap Winnie. The irony here is that...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 7:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie and her grandmother are standing outside the old lady's cottage, along with the mysterious Man in the Yellow Suit when they hear a strange sound emanating from the forest. It's a sweet,...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2020 11:47 am UTC

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