A moving and superb piece of storytelling, the theme of this book is no less profound than the meaning and place of death in the universe of living things, handled, however, by Babbitt in a deft and gentle manner and with believable characters that never lose touch with her young audiences. The Tuck family are doomed to - or blessed with eternal life after drinking from a magic spring. Ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret and the Tucks take her home and try to explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing than it might seem. Trouble arises when a stranger who follows Winnie wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing
Truly a wonderful story. We fell in love with the Tucks just as Winnie did; the writing is truly superb and makes you wish she had written several epic adult novels. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mcelhra - LibraryThing
This book asks a question, “Would you want to live forever?” but does not have an answer. It makes for a great book to read and discuss with your kids. It will challenge them to think critically. And ... Read full review