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Edward Eager has been delighting young readers for more than 40 years with stories that mix magic and reality. Half Magic, the most popular of his tales about four children who encounter magical coins, time-travel herb gardens, and other unlikely devices, is a warm, funny, original adventure. The title refers to a coin that the children find. Through a comical series of coincidences, they discover that the coin is magic. Well, it's not totally magic--it's only (you guessed it) half magic. That means there's a certain logic to the wishes one must make to generate a desired outcome. Imagine the results emerging from inaccurate efforts: half invisible, half rescued, half everything! Half Magic is never too cute, and with just enough emotion to complement the magic, this classic is sure to hold a special place in any child's library. If you love Half Magic, its sequels--Knight's Castle, The Time Garden, and Magic by the Lake--have also been reissued in lovely hardcover editions, complete with N.M. Bodecker's original illustrations and covers by Quentin Blake. (Ages 8 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 2-4-Jane finds a magic charm which grants half of any wish, and her brother and sisters take turns making double wishes, leading to strange happenings-which leads Jane to make a last wish. By Edward Eager.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
My 9 year old thought this was hilarious. He laughed the whole way through and years later he still talks about it. Great little book!Published 1 day ago by Jo
I liked the book because everytime they wished for something they would get half of that wish. So, instead of a building catching fire, a playhouse caught fire. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Math Mom
Unfortunately, I wasn't willing to finish reading this book to my kids. A few chapters in, the characters encounter "an Arab" on their travels, and the stereotyping is just... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica S
The quality of the book was great. this has always been one of my favorite childhood stories!Published 1 month ago by Kassie Fairbanks
I read this about 60 years ago and because I remembered it I bought it for my Granddaughter. I was delighted that she too liked the book.Published 1 month ago by Grandma B who reads
Edward Eager’s Half Magic and his other fantasies (written mostly in the 1950s) still seem charming. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy Burford
I loved this book as a child and have enjoyed reading it to my children as an adult. It's lighthearted, quirky and fun. Read morePublished 3 months ago by spacemango