Heroes: Edward Eager

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Half Magic Mark, Katherine, Jane, and Martha 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.

Magic by the Lake On vacation, those same four children find themselves with an entire lake full of magic, which they must tame and learn how to handle in order to find the treasure that waits for them.

Knight's Castle Cousins Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack have an extraordinary summer when, after an old toy soldier comes to life, they find themselves transported back to the days of Robin and Ivanhoe.

Time Garden Those same four cousins spend a summer in a house by the sea and discover a magic thyme garden from which they embark on a number of adventures back and forth through time.

Eager began writing children's stories when searching for books to read to his young son. Enough said. Or maybe not--in each book 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." Now enough said.

8 comments:

Marie DeVries said...

I really liked the time garden... maybe theres a reason? but I still have to read the ones that come before it...

max said...

Hi,

I grew up as a reluctant reader. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for boys 8 and up, that kids hate to put down. My web site is at http://www.maxbooks.9k.com and my Books for Boys blog is at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com
Ranked by Accelerated Reader

Max Elliot Anderson

Janet Rubin said...

These sound fun! I think my girls and I might check them out. Which one first?

Noel De Vries said...

I pretty much listed them as they can be read. The first two go together, and the second two go together.

Janet Rubin said...

cool. thanks:)

Janet Rubin said...

Hey, I took a long bike ride today out to my favorite used book store. I went to the new arrivals, which aren't alphabetized or anything, and almost right away spotted, Half Magic! How funny is that? I scooped it right up:)

Erin said...

More yummy books that I like.

Laurel said...

I wonder if you might like to do an interview about Eager? My new book is a pretty shameless tribute/homage/ripoff of the man!

Great blog,

Laurel