"Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor."--"The Horn Book Magazine"
"Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?"--"Booklist"
"Probably the best work of our best children's novelist."--"Harper's"
"A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten."--"The New Yorker"
"Exciting and excellently written."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder."--"The Boston Globe"
"With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless."--"Chicago Sun-Times"
"This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear."--"Entertainment Weekly"show more