Synopses & Reviews
Spanish translation of the story of the Tuck family, 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.
"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 author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life. . .Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth." --The Horn Book
Spanish translation of the story of the Tuck family, who faces an agonizing situation when they learn that a ten-year-old girl and an evil stranger share their secret to eternal life.
About the Author
A gifted artist and writer, NATALIE BABBITT's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, THE FORTY-NINTH MAGICIAN, a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel, THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS, established her gift for writing magical tales with a more profound meaning embedded within them. KNEEKNOCK RISE earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, but it is TUCK EVERLASTING which has insured Babbitt’s place in the history of children’s literature. This modern classic, which has also been made recently into a major motion picture starring Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, and Sissy Spacek, asks an enduring and powerful question: If we could live forever, would we want to?
Babbitt has written six more novels including THE EYES OF THE AMARYLLIS and GOODY HALL—each one presenting her unique vision of an enchanted world. Her latest novel, JACK PLANK TELLS TALES, is due out in Spring 2007.
Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three. When asked what she wants readers to remember about her books, she replied, “the questions without answers.”