ISBN 9781408853016,Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781408853016

ISBN-10 1408853019

Paper Back

Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Winnie Foster runs away from her family. On the run, she comes across a 17 year old boy drinking from a spring. When she tries to drink the water, the boy stops her. His brother and mother come to take Winnie with them and explain why she must never drink the waters of the spring. These are the Tucks, and they have lived for a very long time. Their secret is the water from the spring, which keeps them from aging. Winnie is fascinated by the idea of eternal life, but the Tucks soon show her that staying the same age for a long time is not really that much fun. In fact, they explain that eternal life has only disadvantages. Winnie also discovers that a man in a yellow suit is after the Tucks, and that he is searching for the secret of their youth. He has only one agenda: he wants to sell their secret to the highest bidder, marketing eternal life for anyone who wishes to buy it!

About Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt is an American novelist and illustrator known for her children's books. She has also written Kneeknock Rise, The Devil's Storybook and Jack Plank Tells Tales.

Babbitt was nominated for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1982. Tuck Everlasting was adapted into two films, most notably by Disney in 2002 directed by Jay Russell and starring Alexis Bledel as Winnie Foster, Jonathan Jackson as Jesse Tuck, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek as Jesse's parents and Ben Kingsley as the Man in the Yellow Suit.