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Edward Eager (1911–1964)

Forfatter af Half Magic

18 Works 11,819 Medlemmer 180 Reviews 36 Favorited

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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 vis mere 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" vis mindre

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Juridisk navn
Eager, Edward McMaken
Fødselsdato
1911-06-20
Dødsdag
1964-10-23
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA (birth)
Fødested
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Dødssted
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Dødsårsag
lung cancer
Bopæl
Toledo, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Uddannelse
Harvard University
Erhverv
playwright
novelist
lyricist
children's book author
Kort biografi
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.… (mere)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 22 andre anmeldelser | 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."
… (mere)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 14 andre anmeldelser | Mar 11, 2024 |
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caedocyon | 86 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
 
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Værker
18
Medlemmer
11,819
Popularitet
#1,987
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
180
ISBN
146
Sprog
4
Udvalgt
36

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