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Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

To live forever—isn't that the stuff of fairytales? Not for the Tuck family who discover a spring of eternal life. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster discovers their secret spring, she is confronted with issues concerning the meaning of life and death. When an unscrupulous stranger also makes this discovery, Winnie must face issues of greed and ethics as well. This sensitively written novel combines adventure, imagination, and real-life issues into a compelling story.

Related Readings

Ecclesiastes 3:1–8—sacred text from the King James Bible

"Fable"—poem by Merril Moore

"The Weaver of Tomorrow"—folktale by Jane Yolen

"The Water of Life"—fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

"The Circle Game"—song by Joni Mitchell

from Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus—historical nonfiction by Washington Irving

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