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Half Magic (Paperback)

Author:  Edward/ Bodecker Eager Illustrator:  N. M. Bodecker
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0152020683
ISBN-13: 9780152020682
Sku: 30436216
Publish Date: 3/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  208
Age Range:  12 to UP
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Four children spending their summer in a city apartment enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin, in a re-release of a classic tale that includes new cover art by Quentin Blake. Reissue. *Author: Eager, Edward/ Bodecker, N. M. (ILT) *Publication Date: 1999/03/01 *Number of Pages: 192 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00
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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.
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.
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Siblings Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha are enduring a dull summer under the watchful eye of their dislikable babysitter Miss Bick. Everything changes however, when Jane happens upon a magical coin--one that has the ability to grant exactly half of whatever the wisher requests. It takes the siblings a few tries to understand how to harness this strange type of magic, but once they do, they have a series of amazing adventures, including an accidental trip to the desert and a meeting with Sir Lancelot. Heavily inspired by the works of E. Nesbit (author of such books as THE MAGIC CITY, and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN), author Edward Eager includes a tribute to her in HALF MAGIC, as he does in all of his works for children. Occasional B&W illustrations accompany the text.
Author Bio
Edward Eager
A well-known Broadway playwright and lyricist, Edward Eager first began creating stories for children in order to entertain his young son. Eager is best known for his series about four time-traveling cousins, which began with the 1951 publication of "Half Magic". He admitted being strongly influenced by the work of British author E. Nesbit, and constantly promoted her books, saying "...any child who likes my books and doesn't know hers [should read her work so that he or she] may be led back to the master of us all."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0208
Product attributePublisher:   Odyssey Classics
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