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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.

Book Edward Eager Fantasy 1999
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This magical tale is full of thrilling adventure but it's the well-developed characters -- four siblings, their mom, and a newcomer in their lives -- who hook the hearts of generations of readers. Though Edward Eager fashioned HALF MAGIC in admiration of E. Nesbit, his quick-moving story weaves its own enchantment. He delves into the complicated heart of family relationships with an affectionate twinkle in his eye, exploring familial love and aggravation with a generous sprinkle of fantasy.

The marvelous adventures in the desert sands, jousting with Launcelot, or dealing with an irritated talking cat are delightful on their own, but the story is really about cooperation and compromise, reconciling your dreams with the needs and wishes of those around you, and having the courage and sense to recognize your missteps and try to make things right. Solid lessons for all ages, and delivered in a wonderfully fun story.

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