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Half Magic

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 13,129 Ratings and 882 Reviews

Book Description
Edward Eager has been delighting young readers for more than 40 years with stories that mix magic and reality. Half Magic, the most popular of his tales about four children who encounter magical coins, time-travel herb gardens, and other unlikely devices, is a warm, funny, original adventure. The title refers to a coin that the children find. Through a comical series of coincidences, they discove... More
Book Information
PublisherHarcourt Children's Books
BindingHardcover (46 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages215
Publication Date06/1954
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About Edward Eager (Author, Illustrator) : Edward Eager is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Edward Eager include Half Magic, Magic by the Lake.
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About N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator) : N. M. Bodecker is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of N. M. Bodecker include Half Magic, Corre, Corre, Mary, Quimble Wood,... more
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Reader Comments
1/7/2012 Carrie Clickard said: One of my first childhood addictions, after Beatrix Potter, was the work of Mr. Eager. He made me long to have magical adventures and then write about them
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12/31/2009 Tina Wexler

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8/24/2009 Samantha Tai tagged as: I read, I'm reading

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5/13/2009 Susan Denney said: Another book from my childhood which I remember both for the illustrations and the text. What could be more wonderful than a coin that gives you exactly half of what you ask for? I hope this book endures forever.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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8/29/2008 Donald Jeffries said: One of the most memorable books from my childhood. Edward Eager was my favorite author. He deserves to be remembered and honored for his magical works.
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2/18/2008 jama rattigan tagged as: I recommend, I read

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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5/30/2007 Laurel Snyder said: A favorite for life!
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3/16/2007 Sara Holmes tagged as: Inspired me, I recommend

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1/11/2007 Tracy O'Daniel

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