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Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. Now a major motion film available on streaming, featuring stars Alexis Bledel, Ben Kingsley, and Sissy Spacek!
What if you could live forever?
Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older.
But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.
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“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 Horn Book Magazine
“Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?” —Booklist
“Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's
“A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New Yorker
“Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe
“With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly