This is an American classic about four children who are sent to stay with an elderly friend of their parents. They are sure they're in for a boring summer, until they discover that the thyme in the herb garden is magic. The children are transported to the American Civil War, Victorian England, and even end up meeting their own parents on one of the magical adventures they had when they were children.
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"This delectable tale, with its play on words, wonderful puns, high-quality wit, and fantasy, [is] a treasure indeed." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Full of humor and ingenious fantasy." --The Horn Book
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, Fritz, that he began writing children's stories. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954. In each of his books he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best 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."
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152020756
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Harcourt Brace Young Classic. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152020756