Books Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Paperback, 148 pages, Feiwel & Friends, List Price: $9.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleTuck EverlastingAuthorNatalie Babbitt Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 148 pages, Square Fish, $6.99, published August 21 2007 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleTuck EverlastingAuthorNatalie Babbitt Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when it discovers that a 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret, about a spring of magical water that prevents the drinker from ever growing any older. Genres: Children's Books Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Natalie Babbitt The Moon Over High Street The Devil's Storybook Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Tuck Everlasting Author Interviews The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40 January 29, 2015 In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death. The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40 Listen· 5:07 5:07 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/382383351/382463581" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.