The Tuck Family Home in Tuck Everlasting – Home As Paradise

“It was amazing, then, to climb a long hill, to see ahead another hill, and beyond that the deep green of a scattered pine forest, and as you climbed, to feel the air ease and soften. Winnie revived, sniffing, and was able to ride the horse again, perched behind Mae. And to her oft-repeated question,…

Winnie and the Wood in Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 1 of Tuck Everlasting, we read that the Wood is the hub [of the wheel of life]. In this comment, Winnie is acknowledging the fact that Nature is of utmost importance in the book Tuck Everlasting.  In Tuck, Nature is an important Theme. Nature as a Theme in Literature When Nature is a…

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

In my opinion, EVERY writer should read Ray Bradbury and Mark Twain. Those two guys seem to have born few resemblances. They lived in different periods of time and they wrote differently, but these two guys were alike in that they are masters of words, and if a writer is not a master of words,…

Part of the Movie Tuck Everlasting Was Filmed in the Ozark Mountains

Hawk’s Bill Crag in the Ozark Mountains – A spot in the Ozark Mountains that is 38 miles from my house. Hawk’s Bill Crag is at Whitaker Point, and Whitaker Point is one of the most beautiful spots along the Buffalo River—America’s first national river. In fact, it has been called One of the Most…

Looking at Lit Book Club – A Jacki Kellum Free Online Book Club

I’m working on my lesson plans for my Comp 2 Class at Northark College: Writing about Literature, and I cannot exaggerate how very much re-reading some of the fine stories and books, poetry, and stories for that class has enriched me. I have decided to share some of the best literature from that class, as…