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Magic by the Lake - Edward Eager, N.M. Bodecker
Magic by the Lake
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3.38 80
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780152020774 (0152020772)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of Magic (#3)
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AmyM rated it
3.0 Magic by the Lake (Edward Eager's Tales of Magic)
I had discovered Eager a couple of years ago and really enjoyed Half Magic (which is a prequel of sorts) so when I saw this in a thrift store I was sure to grab it. It was a cute story and I always love illustrations, but this wasn't a book I have to hold onto.
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target acquired rated it
oh, Edward Eager, you really seem like a swell guy. a family man but not one of those mawkish mewling types who always seem to be about to burst into tears when they talk about their fam. you get kids and you don't bring a lot of sentimentality to the table either; you capture the cheerfulness & the...
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Melody Murray's Books rated it
5.0 Magic by the Lake
Time bobs and reels for Eager in the most interesting way. There's a magic turtle in this one, and many familiar children. There are pirates and mermaid and explorers and some over-the-top cannibals who wouldn't be allowed in any modern book. The parents are agreeably clueless but not idiotic, and t...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
Eager is the first to admit that he modeled himself on E. Nesbit, and it shows. Like Nesbit, Eager creates child characters who are quite real (not simpering goody-two-shoeses) and sets up magic adventures in which the wishes granted never quite work out the way they were planned. I enjoyed this boo...
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