Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbitt
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Paperback, 9780374480097, 144pp.)

Publication Date: December 1985

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, , Audio Cassette, Paperback, , Prebound, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc

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Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a starnger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune
Other books by the renowned children's author Natalie Babbitt include Goody Hall, Kneeknock Rise, The Devil's Storybook, The Devil's Other Storybook, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, and The Search for Delicious.
An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
Winner of a Christopher Award for Books for Young Readers

Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.

But when ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon their secret, the Tucks must take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Much trouble arises when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

This short novel, so moving and artfully composed, first appeared a generation ago. It has since become a young adult classic.
"Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor. The author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life . . . Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth."—The Horn Book




Praise For Tuck Everlasting

"Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor. The author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life. . .Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth." --The Horn Book

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