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May 13, 2008
| 211 Minutes
| Middle Grade (8-12)
May 13, 2008 | ISBN 9780739366783 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Beloved by children (and the parents lucky enough to share it with them) since it was first published in 1954, Half Magic is the uproarious tale of four siblings who discover a charm that grants exactly half of whatever they wish for–with results that are twice as predictable (and hilarious) as you might expect.Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha manage to cope with an unexpected trip to the Sahara and nearly a disastrous trip to the time of King Arthur. But can these plucky and resourceful children deal with the changes magic is bringing to their tight-knit family?Set in Ohio in the late 1920s, yet fresh and funny now as the day it was written. Half Magic weaves its spell anew in this full cast recording that will entrance newcomers as well as fans who have loved this wonderful book for decades.
Edward Eager was a playwright and lyricist who turned his hand to children’s books. His seven books remain among the most popular children’s fantasies ever written by an American.
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