Half magic/by Edward Eager; illustrated by N. M. Bodecker. p. cm. "An Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic. Sequel: Magic by the lake.
Half magic/by Edward Eager; illustrated by N. Summary: Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and. Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures. after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s tales of magic have become beloved classics. The original lively illustrations by N. Bodecker have been retained.
Edward McMaken Eager (June 20, 1911 – October 23, 1964) was an American lyricist, dramatist, and writer of children's fiction. Most of the Magic series is contemporary low fantasy. Eager was born in and grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended Harvard University class of 1935. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 14 years before moving to Connecticut.
A moment later, there was the book, sitting on the table between them! It was called Half Magic, and the author was a Mr. Edward Eager. Mark picked it up and opened it. "Oh look!" he said wonderingly.
By N. Bodecker, Edward Eager. Ordinary kids Jane, Katharine, Mark, and Martha love reading fantastic stories, but after finishing a long-awaited E. Nesbit book that's just come in at the library, they can't help but sigh. Why don't things like that ever happen to us?" asks Martha. Soon enough, something does. Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
Edward Eager (1911–1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954. Half Magic Tales of Magic (Том 1).
Half Magic Edward Eager. A book written by Edward about four children who discovered a magic talisman that grants every wish they make in halves.
Edward Eager died of lung cancer on the 23rd of October in 1964 at the age of 53. He left behind a rich and popular collection of children’s works of which Half Magic is arguably most read and beloved by generations of readers. N. Bodecker: Illustrator of Half Magic. Niels Mogens Bodecker served at the illustrator for all seven of Edward Eager’s magic novels. His pen and ink line illustrations completely captured the sense of whimsy and humor in Eager’s writing. Bodecker was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1922.
Half Magic by Edward Eager (Oxford, £. 9). Wishing is a tricky business
Half Magic by Edward Eager (Oxford, £. Wishing is a tricky business. The hazards of lowering a bucket into the well of desire are well-established, and Edward Eager's Half Magic added to the perils in his 1954 story of a magic charm that only grants half wishes. Anyone who wishes in haste is likely to get less than they bargained for. We're in middle America during a long hot summer. Four children are left to their own devices - their father is dead, their mother drudges on a local paper.