14 January 2015


Title: Tuck Everlasting
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publisher: Macmillan, (The anniversary edition is on sale January 20, 2015)
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Synopsis: Tuck Everlasting asks readers “What if you could live forever?” 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 of a blessing than it might seem. Then complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

Upon the book’s publication in 1975, Natalie was greeted with concern from parents and educators who were stunned to read a book about death written for children. She is an author who challenges her readers and thinks the best questions are the ones without answers.

This 40th anniversary will introduce a whole new generation to this timeless classic. The book has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US alone, and has never been out of print since publication.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated, ground-breaking title Tuck Everlasting (Anniversary edition on sale January 20). In celebration of the anniversary, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a special anniversary edition featuring an introduction from Wicked  author Gregory Maguire.

And with the 40th anniversary we - the bloggers for the blog tour - have been asked to answer this question:
"What if you could live forever?"

Gosh this is a rough question... I think I'd do it. I mean there's just so much to do, see, read... The hardest part in choosing is I think it'd be lonely if I was alone. I couldn't make the choice to live forever if I was going to be the only one. Talk about rough watching all of your friends and family around you grow old and pass away, or suffer from illnesses.

That's part of the question that I get stuck on the most. It's what would make this the hardest choice for me. Oh and I think I'd want to be independently wealthy... or I'd have to be because I'd assume I'd have to move around a lot to not give anything away.

So, saying that this would be a rough choice, I'd have to answer some tougher questions first.

What about you? If you could live forever... would YOU?


Natalie will be in conversation with Gregory Maguire at Symphony Space in New York City on Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 PM. Alexis Bledel, star of the 2002 movie adaptation, will read from the book. 

About the Author:

NATALIE BABBITT is the award-winning author of Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Knee-Knock Rise, and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Knee-Knock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Connecticut, and is a grandmother of three.

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