Cooperative Activities Meet the Author 97 Beyond the Story 99 Vocabulary Guide 104. 4 Tuck Everlasting Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt The Tucks are not an ordinary family. They once drank from a magic spring and the water gave them eternal life. Their secret is safe for eighty-seven years until Winnie Foster spies Jesse Tuck drinking from the spring. What would happen if people learned.