Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

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 theycan.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 139 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.85 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 1985 by Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Original Title: Tuck Everlasting
  • ISBN: 0374480095 (ISBN13: 9780374480097)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Winnie Foster
  • Angus Bain
  • Jesse Tuck
  • Mae Tuck
  • Miles Tuck
  • Literary Awards: Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1978)
  • Christopher Award for Books for Young People (1976)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee (1976)
  • Phoenix Honor (1995)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1977) ...more Children's Choice Book Award
  • Bluestem Book Award Nominee (2017)...less

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 stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.