Synopses & Reviews
All books are magic, but some are more magical than others.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; When Susan opens a strange library book, she discovers it is about her and her friends, leading up to the moment when she opened the book. Beyond that, the pages are blank . . . waiting for the children to wish the book full of adventures.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Fredericka asks for wizards and beasties, and a dragon carries her off. Susan journeys to the world of Half Magic, and finds that mixing magic creates troubleandmdash;far too much to deal with before the book is due back at the library.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Wishing, it seems, is a tricky business. And if the children make the wrong wish, their adventure wonand#39;t end, as all stories must, happily ever after.
and#8220;Luckily for Edward Eagerand#8217;s fans, the children in his latest book are just as lively and literary as those in Half Magic
.and#8221;--The New York Times Book Review
“Luckily for Edward Eagers fans, the children in his latest book are just as lively and literary as those in Half Magic
.”--The New York Times Book Review
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;