Tuck Everlasting

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Macmillan, 1975 - Juvenile Fiction - 139 pages

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.

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Not my thing. A girl stumbles across a family of 4 made unageing and immortal by a spring on her family's land. A bad man tries to take advantage of the situation. Read full review

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A lyrical, sad story. This Special 25th Anniversary Edition includes an interview by Betsy Hearne with the author. What I remember most from it is: "He wears a yellow suit because I needed a two ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932-2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, written by her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lived in Hamden, CT.

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