For the Tuck family, life, not hope, springs eternal. Natalie Babbitt’s modern classic Tuck Everlasting tells the tale of a family who unwittingly stumbles into immortality when they drink from a bubbling spring. When 10-year-old Winnie Foster, whose family owns the nearby forest, spies 17-year-old Jesse Tuck sipping from a spring, she forces him to reveal his family’s secret in order to keep her from drinking the water. Jesse is actually 104 years old. He, his brother Miles and their parents must move around consistently to avoid detection, but they return to Treegap every ten years. His brother’s wife abandoned him, taking the children, when he and his family didn’t age. After hearing their sad story, Winnie wants to protect the Tucks and their secret spring, but adversaries only wish to profit from their pain. From kidnapping to murder, the Tucks test the limits of life and love, as Winnie forges friendships that transcend time. Tuck Everlasting will charm the child in everyone for years to come, perhaps even forever.