I really like one little detail Eager threw in, though — the characters in this pair have read the earlier Eager books specifically, Half Magic. One thing that is so great about these books is that the children really act like how kids should be in summer time: adventuresome, imaginative and full of play. I slavishly imitated his distinctive profiles for a few years, at least. He loves popsicles and was always eating one, at least at the beginning of the book, then no mention of them later on, which was weird. The overall theme concentrated on, just as the title suggests, the kids' mainly Laura and James frames of mind and their search for whether or not magic really existed? Also I was more aware of the old-fashioned-ness of this book, maybe because it's set in the late 50s and tries to be a bit hip for the time. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
He would g for walks and stop at my grandmothers tag sale. The second book, Knight's Castle, is set one generation later, and The Time Garden is its direct sequel. This is the story of twins, Laura and James, who move with their family to the country. Pages and cover are clean and intact. This book is a great way to get your children to do right.
At times, it seems that the very thing they wish for is exactly what they get. The message Magic or Not? Then introduce them to this series of books, which teaches that magic is just us doing the right thing. Half Magic is still my favorite of Eager's books, but in Magic or Not? I discovered these books this year, 2012, as a result of my 8 year old son's interest in magic books. Their little sister Deborah Hardly ever comes in because she's a baby I think that every Edward Eager Fan should read this! If Only You Had A Wishing Well Magic or Not By Edward Eager When James, Laura and Deborah move into their new house on Silvermine Road, there are rumors that the well on the property is a dried up wishing-well. Laura longs for the fantastic, and a series of adventures which may or may not be magical ensue.
Knight's Castle won Ohioana Book Award for Juvenile Literature in 1957. They brought the stories alive! That's not to say it isn't great, but — maybe because the whole point is the ambiguity of the magic — it's not quite as exciting or, well, magical as the others. So when her family moves to a house with a well in the yard--a wishing well, according to Lydia, Laura's opinionated, horse-mad, outrageous new neighbor--Laura is all too willing to make a wish and see what happens. This books' charm is that Mr. I don't know what made him suddenly start prevaricating about the magic, but I found it very frustrating! Anyhow it was lovely charming story.
The mystery centers on an abandoned house--who lived there? There is a well in the yard, and Laura is the kind of girl who believes in making wishes. The characters were what made this book! Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. . I treasure my memories of him, and his encouragement with my work! Everything that happens to the children can be explained without magic. The spine may show signs of wear.
With , he wrote three new numbers for the show. A well-known lyricist and playwright, Eager died on October 23, 1964 in Stamford, Connecticut, at the age of fifty-three. Luckily, there are plenty of children's classics to read after we finish Book 6. All pages and cover are intact including the dust cover, if applicable. About this Item: Odyssey Classics. The scent of thyme hung on the air.
Great girl and boy characters and I love how they work together and interact, especially since two of them are siblings. He married Jane Eberly in 1938 and they had a son, Fritz. Magic or Not is an adventure of children making friendships and helping others. Great girl and boy characters and I love how they work together and interact, especially since two of them are siblings. The catch is that it grants half of any wish made by its bearer—a wish to be on a desert island sends them to the , and their mother ends up halfway home when she wishes to return home during a dull visit to her relatives. He married Jane Eberly in 1938 and they had a son, Fritz. If you have even th Another wonderful book by Eager! This surprised me, since -- as the title suggests -- the magical element of the plot is a lot more I've recently begun re-reading Edward Eager's series of juvenile fantasy books for the first time since elementary school, and have come to the conclusion that they are every bit as good as C.
This is probably a book more suitable for older kids, maybe age 8-12 years old. I've now read five out of seven all except The Well-Wishers and Seven Day Magic , and just this minute finished Magic or Not? I have the sense that Eager really hit his stride with this book. About this Item: Odyssey Classics, 1999. They were waiting for more children. I'm looking forward to it, but I'll also be sad to say goodbye to the books. The author's name was familiar to me, in the same vein as Joan Aiken or E.
I was amazed how much we learn about each of the characters, especially in such a short book. I was amazed how much we learn about each of the characters, especially in such a short book. Very nice, and well written besides. But is the well truly granting wishes? However, they are never sure whether or not it really is magic or if it is just a coincidence. Eager was a childhood fan of L. The children are not 100% sure that the events are magical. Bodecker covers: I new N.