Author: Natalie Babbitt
F/P Level: W
AR Level: 5.0
Length: 139 pages
This is a fantasy about the Tuck family, who have discovered the "fountain of youth." Anyone who drinks water from this magical spring ceases to grow older and will live forever. When the family's secret is discovered by a young girl, Winnie, whose family owns the forest where the spring is located, the Tucks try to convince her that eternal life is more of a curse than a blessing. Will Winnie drink from the spring? What happens when a businessman tries to sell the spring water? The theme of immortality is explored as the Tucks and Winnie grapple with these problems.
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