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Edward Eager (1911–1964)

Autor(a) de Half Magic

18 Works 11,797 Membros 180 Reviews 36 Favorited

About the Author

Edward Eager (1911-1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, that he began writing children's stories. In each of his books, he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best mostrar mais children's writer of all time -- "so that any child who likes my books and doesn't know hers may be led back to the master of us all" mostrar menos
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Eager, Edward McMaken
Data de nascimento
1911-06-20
Data de falecimento
1964-10-23
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Local de falecimento
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Causa da morte
lung cancer
Locais de residência
Toledo, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Educação
Harvard University
Ocupação
playwright
novelist
lyricist
children's book author
Pequena biografia
Began writing children's books after searching for books to read to his son. His popular "magic" stories are heavily influenced by the works of E. Nesbit.

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When wishing for magic, it's hard not to wish for too much.

If Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha had stopped to think--oh, if they had only stopped to think!--they would have ordered magic by the pound, or by the day, or even by the halves as they had in Half Magic. But no, they asked for magic by the lake--and now they have to deal with a whole lakeful of enchantment!

Soon the children find themselves cavorting with mermaids, outwitting pirates, and--with the help of a cranky old turtle--granting a little magical help to the one person who needs it most.… (mais)
 
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PlumfieldCH | outras 22 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
Time and again, the children from "Knight's Castle" have longed for another magic adventure.

But you can't find magic just anywhere. It doesn't grow like grass. It requires the right place and the right time . . . Or thyme, as the case may be. At Mrs. Whiton's house, magic grows as wild as the banks of thyme in the garden. Growing there is olden time, future time, and common time. Or so says the Natterjack, the toadlike creature who accompanies the children on a series of hilarious, always unpredictable adventures.

"Anything can happen," the Natterjack says, "when you have all the time in the world."
… (mais)
 
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PlumfieldCH | outras 14 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |
Childhood read
 
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caedocyon | outras 86 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | outras 22 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
18
Membros
11,797
Popularidade
#1,994
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
180
ISBNs
146
Idiomas
4
Favorito
36

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