'Tuck Everlasting' Is A Childhood Classic That Stands The Test Of Time

January 20, 2015 2:01 PM

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The following is an excerpt from the 40th anniversary edition of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, for which Wicked author Gregory Maguire wrote the introduction. Below, Maguire cites the Young Adult novel's merits as a work with rich and timeless themes.

Once you open a book and read the first line -- like my six­-word sentence above -- you can never un-read it. You might forget it till you see it again, but you can never return to the state of total unknowing.

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