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Book Vs Movie "Tuck Everlasting"

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Release Date: 05/17/2020

Book Vs. Movie 

Tuck Everlasting

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Who wants to live forever? Is it better to have an average lifespan filled with love or an eternity of new adventures? The 1975 children’s book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt features the Tuck family, who drinks the spring water from rural Treegap and now live a life that will never end. 

Our heroine is Winifred “Winnie” Foster; at 11 years old (in the book), she spends her summer as an only child on a rural farm. As she contemplates running away, Winnie happens upon 17-year-old Jesse Tuck, wearing old tattered clothes, telling her she should never drink the spring water. 

After she meets his family, Winnie learns that they drink from the spring water every ten years, which gives them eternal life. Jesse is 104 years old but will perpetually be 17. Winnie realizes that if she drinks from the spring water, she will stay 11 years old forever. 

The Man in the Yellow Suit is being chased by The family, who knows about the secret spring water and wants to sell it as a cure-all. He is willing to kidnap Winnie to get the land which sets off a string of events that forces Winnie to make a huge decision about her life. 

The book has received tremendous praise and millions of fans over the years. The 2002 adaptation was directed by Jay Russell and starred Alexis Bledel as Winnie and Jonathan Jackson as Jesse Tuck. 

There are several differences between the book and the film, so which did the Margos like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • Tuck Everlasting  trailer
  • Jesse & Winnie say goodbye
  • Winnie learns to swim
  • Jesse visits Winnie’s gravesite 
  • Outro music: Composer William Ross

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