Tuck Everlasting, 25th Anniversary Edition
By Natalie Babbitt
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Paperback, 9780374480127, 176pp.)
Publication Date: April 2000
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Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later.
Natalie Babbitt is an artist, author, and critic. She has created many celebrated books for children, including Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Book, and The Devil's Storybook and The Eyes of the Amaryllis, both ALA Notable Books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Betsy Hearne is an educator, literary critic, and author. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
"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