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 a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
No wonder people love this book, its short, bittersweet and to the point. I understood why the Tucks did what they did in the story by taking Winnie, I wouldn't have wanted to have been told afterward that drinking the water will let you live forever. That would be nice and all but to be the same age forever would just be hard, I wouldn't have wanted to stay a little girl like Winnie would have. The only big complaint I have about this story is that the author doesn't go into any of Winnie's life after the Tucks leave, and we only find out what happens after they come back to find her. I feel like we missed a big chunk of her life that I wish we could have visited. But I guess that would have made this 139 page book at-least twice as long. In the end I really loved it and may re-read in the future.