Synopses & Reviews
If the old toy soldier hadnand#39;t come to life, Roger would never have discovered the magic.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; And that would never have happened if he and his sister, Ann, hadnand#39;t been sent to stay with their bossy cousins for the summer. And that wouldnand#39;t have happened at all if their father hadnand#39;t gotten sick and gone into the hospital.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; But all of that did happen, and now Roger, his sister, and their cousins find themselves in a bygone world of chivalry and knighthood, of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. In this knightly realm they can make a differenceandmdash;and perhaps even save the person they most need to saveandmdash;if only they are smart and brave enough, if only they are true to their hearts.
andquot;A delicious spoof.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Saturday Review
andquot;A priceless mixture of old and new. . . . May even lure readers who thought they were beyond the fairy-tale age.andquot;and#160; andmdash;New York Herald Tribune Books
Roger, Anne, Eliza, and Jack find a magic way to go back into the time of Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Ivanhoe.
About the Author
Edward Eager (1911andndash;1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasnand#39;t until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, Fritz, that he began writing childrenand#39;s stories. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954. In each of his books he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best childrenand#39;s writer of all timeandmdash;andquot;so that any child who likes my books and doesnand#39;t know hers may be led back to the master of us all.andquot;