|Statement||Drawings by N. M. Bodecker.|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.E115 Hal|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||217|
|LC Control Number||54005153|
“Half Magic is a funny, charming, timeless book, as much a pleasure to read to a child now as it was forty years ago. Those who had it read to them then may even have an obligation to pass on the pleasure.” —New York Times Book Review * “Ingenious make-believe Satisfying variety, surprise, and laughterBrand: HMH Books. About Half Magic. Beloved by children (and the parents lucky enough to share it with them) since it was first published in , Half Magic is the uproarious tale of four siblings who discover a charm that grants exactly half of whatever they wish for–with results that are twice as predictable (and hilarious) as you might expect. Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha manage to cope with an. Half Magic is her favorite book for children and Edward Eager is her favorite children's book author. Learn More. reviews “Half Magic is a funny, charming, timeless book, as much a pleasure to read to a child now as it was forty years ago. Those who had it read to them then may even have an obligation to pass on the pleasure.”. Half Magic (Magic series Book 1) - Kindle edition by Eager, Edward, Bodecker, N. M., Hoffman, Alice. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Half Magic (Magic series Book 1)/5().
In a departure from the picture story book age (see Mouse Manor and Red Head) the author sets down a period piece (about ) and comes up with a family fantasy that carries off the make believe with assurance. When fatherless Jane, Mark, Katherine and Martha, all ages, whose mother works on a newspaper, find an old coin, things begin to happen. Their wishes send them on adventures to such Author: Edward Eager. Free Half Magic study unit worksheets for teachers to print. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more! The first book, Half Magic, comes earliest in the series' chronology. Magic by the Lake is its direct sequel, in that it features the same children in further adventures at about the same age. The second book, Knight's Castle, is set one generation later, and The Time Garden is its direct sequel. Parents need to know that although Half Magic was first published in , it's a timeless classic that feels fresh and funny for modern readers. The children are largely left in the care of a no-nonsense nanny because their mother works long hours and their father died years ago.5/5.
Half Magic User Review - jenna - Anniversary printing of one of my favorite childhood books. Children find a magical coin that allows them to make wishes. Tricky because they must double the amount of the wish for a dozen you get six and so on. Still entertaining and a fun read for a youngster. Read full review5/5(1). Fans of Half Magic by Edward Eager, illus. by N.M. Bodecker, can rejoin Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha and their magical wish-granting coin in celebration of a half-century of Half Magic. This 50th-anniversary edition features a special green ribbon place-marker that matches the enchanting green-ink drawings/5(57). Half Price Books has new and used books, textbooks, music, movies and more both online and in stores. We pay cash for books, textbooks, CDs, LPs, videos and DVDs daily. “Half Magic is a funny, charming, timeless book, as much a pleasure to read to a child now as it was forty years ago. Those who had it read to them then may even have an obligation to pass on the pleasure.” —The New York Times Book Review * "Ingenious make-believe Satisfying variety, surprise, and laughter/5().