by Natalie Babbitt
How do you make a child understand that immortality is as much curse as blessing? That is the predicament faced by the Tuck family, immortal for the past 80 years since they drank from a magical spring deep in the woods near ten-year-old Winnie Foster’s village. When Winnie stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, forever frozen at age 17 drinking from the spring, he stops her from slaking her thirst. The Tuck family abducts Winnie, planning to return her the next day after making her understand. But, the Man in the Yellow Suit has uncovered their secret and has made a shady deal with the Fosters—their wood for the safe return of their daughter. This is a good audio choice for a family trip!