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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 the Hardcover edition.
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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Read this book when I was a child. I was more than pleased to see it available and bought it for my grandchildren.Published 14 months ago by Trina Inglis
We read this one to our children when they were very young and bought a copy for each of them. This way they can remember the good times we had and can pass them on to their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Geocaching Enthusiast
This novel, is about 4 children looking for an adventure. One day the oldest of the children jane finds what she thinks is a nickel. Read more
Half Magic is a magical fantasy by Edward Eager. Edward Eager has written several books about magical adventures. Read more
This is definitly one of the best books I've ever read. My mother reccomended it to me, and I was entranced by the first page. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003
An avid reader as a child, I read this story many times, and over 20 years later, can still remember with amusement and affection the cat that went half of 'Miaow'. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by Ma-Humorless
I recommend this book because it's about 4 children who end up with a coin. That does Have a wish unless you say twice as much. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2003
Half Magic is a book for everyone who likes humor, action, and magic. It all starts on a hot, sunny day in the most boring summer the 4 siblings, Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha... Read morePublished on May 15 2003
I have loved this book since I read it many years ago. My son is only four, but I thought he might be interested. Read morePublished on April 5 2003 by Abigail Wheetley