Half Magic (Puffin Books)

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An American classic about four children who discover a magic coin which only grants half wishes - the children end up half invisible (and rather ghost-like) and half on a desert island (which is, of course, just a desert), and have many more adventures with the magic coin.

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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 "Half Magic" of the title refers to a coin that the children find. Through a comical series of coincidences, they discover that the coin is magic. Well, it's not totally magic--it's only (you guessed it) half magic. That means there's a certain logic to the wishes one must make to generate a desired outcome. Imagine the results emerging from inaccurate efforts: "half" invisible, "half" rescued, "half" everything! Half Magic is never too cute, and with just enough emotion to complement the magic, this classic is sure to hold a special place in any child's library. If you love Half Magic, its sequels Knight's Castle, The Time Garden, and Magic by the Lake have also been reissued in lovely hardcover editions, complete with N.M. Bodecker's original illustrations and covers by Quentin Blake. (Ages 8 to 12) -- Amazon.co.uk

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The moral may be that wishes need to be handled with care, but Eager weaves his story with such a fluent sense of fun that it slips in easily. ( The Guardian - March 2001 )

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