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1 Natalie Babbitt Summary by Ian, Hannah, and Will L. Literature Circle Group 2

2 Prologue The main characters are Miles, Jesse, Mae Tuck, Winnie Foster, and the stranger at the Foster’s gate. Mae Tuck sets off to go meet her two sons as she did every ten years. Winnie Foster decides to think about running away. The man in the yellow suit (TMITYS) appears at the front door of the Fosters. This all happens in one day. The Foster family owns the Treegap.

3 Chapter 1 Cows had trodden a road. Cows had trodden a road. Winnie Foster lives in a cottage with a “touch me not” appearance. Winnie Foster lives in a cottage with a “touch me not” appearance. The cows are the ones that kept everyone out of the Treegap wood. The cows are the ones that kept everyone out of the Treegap wood. Treegap does not belong to the cows anymore. Treegap does not belong to the cows anymore.

4 Chapter 2 Mae Tuck gets ready to set out and find her sons. Mae Tuck gets ready to set out and find her sons. She wakes up Tuck. She wakes up Tuck. Tuck had a wonderful dream about being in heaven. Tuck had a wonderful dream about being in heaven. The Tucks had looked the same for 87 years. The Tucks had looked the same for 87 years.

5 Chapter 3 Winnie talks to a toad. Winnie talks to a toad. Winnie tells the toad she is going to run away. Winnie tells the toad she is going to run away. She started throwing pebbles at the toad but did not hit it. She started throwing pebbles at the toad but did not hit it. Her grandmother calls her in because she could get dirty. Her grandmother calls her in because she could get dirty.

6 Chapter 4 A stranger appears at the Foster’s gate A stranger appears at the Foster’s gate He talks to Winnie. He talks to Winnie. Her grandmother comes out. Her grandmother comes out. They heard music that they thought were the “Elves”. They heard music that they thought were the “Elves”.

7 Chapter 5 Winnie goes into the Treegap wood. Winnie goes into the Treegap wood. Winnie finds Jesse Tuck. Winnie finds Jesse Tuck. She starts asking about the spring. She starts asking about the spring. Mae Tuck and Miles find Winnie and Jesse. Mae Tuck and Miles find Winnie and Jesse.

8 Chapter 6 Winnie got kidnapped. Winnie got kidnapped. She didn’t picture being kidnapped like this; she thought the kidnappers would be mean and burly. She didn’t picture being kidnapped like this; she thought the kidnappers would be mean and burly. Mae Tuck tries to comfort her. Mae Tuck tries to comfort her. Winnie finds out the elves music was a music box. Winnie finds out the elves music was a music box.

9 Chapter 7 It was the strangest story Winnie has ever heard. It was the strangest story Winnie has ever heard. The Tucks drank from the magic spring. The Tucks drank from the magic spring. The spring makes you live forever. The spring makes you live forever. Tuck tried to shoot himself but he didn’t get hurt. Tuck tried to shoot himself but he didn’t get hurt.

10 Chapter 8 Winnie decided it was okay and she would go with the Tucks. Winnie decided it was okay and she would go with the Tucks. The Tucks made Winnie feel special. The Tucks made Winnie feel special. They ate breakfast on the way. They ate breakfast on the way. Winnie decided the Tucks were her friends. Winnie decided the Tucks were her friends.

11 Chapter 9 The Tucks and Winnie arrived at the Tucks’ house. The Tucks and Winnie arrived at the Tucks’ house. Jesse and Miles immediately jumped into the pond. Jesse and Miles immediately jumped into the pond. Jesse was excited to be home. Jesse was excited to be home. Winnie meets Angus Tuck. Winnie meets Angus Tuck.

12 Chapter 10 Miles and Jesse dash up the stairs while they are soaking wet. Miles and Jesse dash up the stairs while they are soaking wet. Winnie gets a tour of the house. Winnie gets a tour of the house. There were things scattered everywhere in the Tucks’ house. There were things scattered everywhere in the Tucks’ house. Winnie starts to wonder why their house is so messy. Winnie starts to wonder why their house is so messy.

13 Chapter 11 They had bacon, bread, flapjacks, and applesauce. They had bacon, bread, flapjacks, and applesauce. Winnie thinks the Tucks are criminals. Winnie thinks the Tucks are criminals. Winnie says she wants to go home. Winnie says she wants to go home. Tuck says he will take Winnie on the row boat. Tuck says he will take Winnie on the row boat.

14 Chapter 12 A bullfrog talked to another frog in a deep voice. A bullfrog talked to another frog in a deep voice. Tuck and Winnie talk about the wheel of life. Tuck and Winnie talk about the wheel of life. The boat gets stuck. The boat gets stuck. The Tuck’s horse gets stolen. The Tuck’s horse gets stolen.

15 Chapter 13 TMITYS appeared at the Foster’s gate again. TMITYS appeared at the Foster’s gate again. TMITYS is the one who stole the horse. TMITYS is the one who stole the horse. He walks up to the door of the Foster’s house. He walks up to the door of the Foster’s house. He says that he knows where Winnie is. He says that he knows where Winnie is.

16 Chapter 14 Winnie couldn’t fall asleep because the couch was lumpy and her pillow was a chair cushion. Winnie couldn’t fall asleep because the couch was lumpy and her pillow was a chair cushion. Mae comes to comfort her and keep her company. Mae comes to comfort her and keep her company. Tuck comes in and gives her a kiss. Tuck comes in and gives her a kiss. Jesse wants her to drink the water when she is seventeen so they could get married. Jesse wants her to drink the water when she is seventeen so they could get married.

17 Chapter 15 TMITYS comes to the Fosters’ house. TMITYS comes to the Fosters’ house. He says that he knows where Winnie is. He says that he knows where Winnie is. He bargains with the Fosters for their wood. He bargains with the Fosters for their wood. They agree. They agree.

18 Chapter 16 The constable was fat and sleepy. The constable was fat and sleepy. A constable is a police officer. A constable is a police officer. The constable goes to the Tucks’ house. The constable goes to the Tucks’ house. TMITYS goes ahead of the constable. TMITYS goes ahead of the constable.

19 Chapter 17 Winnie wakes up early. Winnie wakes up early. Miles takes her fishing. Miles takes her fishing. Winnie gets a bite on the hook. Winnie gets a bite on the hook. Miles caught a fish but let it go. Miles caught a fish but let it go.

20 Chapter 18 They eat breakfast. They eat breakfast. There's a knock on the door. There's a knock on the door. Mae answers the door. Mae answers the door. It was TMITYS. It was TMITYS.

21 Chapter 19 TMITYS comes in. TMITYS comes in. He explains how he knows about them. He explains how he knows about them. Miles hears his daughter Anna mentioned. Miles hears his daughter Anna mentioned. Mae whacked TMITYS with Angus’ shotgun. Mae whacked TMITYS with Angus’ shotgun.

22 Chapter 20 The constable says that TMITYS is not dead yet. The constable says that TMITYS is not dead yet. Then he says that if TMITYS dies Mae will be hung. Then he says that if TMITYS dies Mae will be hung. The Tucks take TMITYS inside to care for him. The Tucks take TMITYS inside to care for him. The constable leaves with Mae and Winnie. The constable leaves with Mae and Winnie.

23 Chapter 21 Winnie gets home. Winnie gets home. She sees heat lightning. She sees heat lightning. The doctor says TMITYS died. The doctor says TMITYS died. Mae is about to go to the gallows. Mae is about to go to the gallows.

24 Chapter 22 The temperature is very high. The temperature is very high. Winnie sees the toad. Winnie sees the toad. Jesse comes and says that his family is leaving. Jesse comes and says that his family is leaving. He gives Winnie a bottle of the spring water because he wants her to drink it when she’s 17. He gives Winnie a bottle of the spring water because he wants her to drink it when she’s 17.

25 Chapter 23 Winnie waits to help save Mae. Winnie waits to help save Mae. She gets bored. She gets bored. There is nothing to do. There is nothing to do. She falls asleep in her bed. She falls asleep in her bed.

26 Chapter 24 Winnie barely wakes up in time. Winnie barely wakes up in time. She goes to the gate to meet the Tucks. She goes to the gate to meet the Tucks. They go to the jailhouse. They go to the jailhouse. Miles takes out the window of the cell. Miles takes out the window of the cell. They switch out Winnie for Mae. They switch out Winnie for Mae.

27 Chapter 25 Nobody found Mae after she escaped. Nobody found Mae after she escaped. Winnie wouldn’t sleep because she might give herself away. Winnie wouldn’t sleep because she might give herself away. When the constable found her, he said what she did was a crime. When the constable found her, he said what she did was a crime. Winnie got home. Winnie got home. Winnie gave the magic spring water to the toad. Winnie gave the magic spring water to the toad.

28 Epilogue The Tucks see that the Treegap wood is gone. Winnie’s cottage is gone too. They stop to get coffee to ask the guy at the desk what happened to the wood and the cottage. Tuck goes to the graveyard and sees that Winnie died at 78 years of age.

29 Credits Writers Hannah Shull Will Layman With a tad bit of Ian Crail Typing people Mostly Ian Crail Will Layman With about ½ slide by Hannah Shull Fancy stuff designer Ian Crail with suggestions from Will Layman and Hannah Shull


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