Magic by the Lake

Magic by the Lake

By Edward Eager; N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)

Odyssey Classics, Paperback, 9780152020767, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1999

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 are awash in magic. They 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.

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, 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."

Bodecker was an award-winning Danish author and artist.

Praise For Magic by the Lake

"The combination of real children and fantasy is convincing and funny." - Booklist