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 to their secret, the Tucks kidnap her and try to explain why living forever at one age is less of a blessing than it might seem. And then Ma Tuck, in defending their secret, does something terrible . . .
A thought-provoking adventure classic, 'Tuck Everlasting' has become an international bestseller, with world-wide sales of over 2 million copies, and has been translated into 18 different languages. The pros and cons of everlasting life is a topic that can be discussed in so many ways - both in the classroom and out - and the merits of the rights and wrongs of Ma Tuck's actions also provide a rich, thought-provoking source of debate.
This is a must-read book.