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Publisher Comments:

It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Jane finds the coin, and because she and her siblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; And something does: Her wish is granted.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; It turns out the coin grants wishesandmdash;but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?

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Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eagerandrsquo;s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation.

Synopsis:

Half Magic is half-a-century old--and as much antic fun as ever!

Synopsis:

From two-time Newbery honoree and Printz honoree Gary D. Schmidt comes a tale of high fantasy, where a peaceful civilization of a faraway planet has been besieged by a dark lord, and in a desperate attempt for survival send their most precious gift across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion lighted stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Synopsis:

The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Mass.

   Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him. When a creature begins ransacking Plymouth in search of the chain, Tommy learns he must protect his family from villains far worse than he's ever imagined.

About the Author

EDWARD EAGER (1911-1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, that he began writing children's stories.

JACK GANTOS is a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and the bestselling author of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Joey Pigza Loses Control, the Rotten Ralph series, and Hole in My Life, as well as a dozen other widely acclaimed books of fiction for young readers. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents

HOW IT BEGAN 3

WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MOTHER 21

WHAT HAPPENED TO MARK 35

WHAT HAPPENED TO KATHARINE 68

WHAT HAPPENED TO MARTHA 109

WHAT HAPPENED TO JANE 139

HOW IT ENDED 177

HOW IT BEGAN AGAIN 206

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152020699
Author:
Bodecker, N. M.
Author:
Bodecker, N. M.
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Author:
Eager, Edward
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Wishes
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
fantasy;death;mourning;adventure;Plymouth;siblings
Subject:
Edward Eager;Tales of Magic;fantasy;magic;timeless;classic;cousins;siblings;Half
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Edward Eager's Tales of Magic
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20160524
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Half Magic (Edward Eager's Tales of Magic)
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Product details 208 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152020699 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eagerandrsquo;s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation.
"Synopsis" by ,
Half Magic is half-a-century old--and as much antic fun as ever!

"Synopsis" by , From two-time Newbery honoree and Printz honoree Gary D. Schmidt comes a tale of high fantasy, where a peaceful civilization of a faraway planet has been besieged by a dark lord, and in a desperate attempt for survival send their most precious gift across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion lighted stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
"Synopsis" by , The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Mass.

   Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him. When a creature begins ransacking Plymouth in search of the chain, Tommy learns he must protect his family from villains far worse than he's ever imagined.

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