Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s tales of magic have become beloved classics. Now four cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated hardcover and paperback formats. The... show more
Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s tales of magic have become beloved classics. Now four cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated hardcover and paperback formats. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art by Kate Greenaway Medalist Quentin Blake gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation.
Publish date: 1999-03-31
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
I know Eager was deliberately trying to recreate late Victorian children’s books of the Five Children and It school. And I totally get why he would want to do that: to bring the magic story up enough to be plausible to a new generation of readers who do not summer in the country. And who aren’t Brit...
"It seems a shame," said Jane, "that no one's going to know about our adventures. They would make such a good book. If only we could write them down!""But how would we do that?" asked Mark. "We're just kids. Oh. Wait. You don't mean...""I certainly do!" said Jane. "We just have to wish for it, and t...
This isn’t my favorite [a:Edward Eager|131683|Edward Eager|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1238364444p2/131683.jpg] book, but it’s the only one I have so far. So! [b:Half Magic|225038|Half Magic (Tales of Magic, #1)|Edward Eager|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328876902s/225038.jpg|1441544] is a cute b...
I had no idea this was first in a series until this year when Leta added it to her GR list with comments. Now, as time allows, I may have to seek out the rest of the books! I'm so happy this one turned up as I was going through boxes in the attic recently!
Would you believe I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and never noticed while reading and re-reading this that it was set in my hometown? It's true. I don't know if I just figured ALL books were set there, and that's why the street names were so familiar or if I was just extraordinarily clueless. I figured i...
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