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Magic or Not By Edward Eager. When James, Laura and Deborah move into their new house on Silvermine Road, there are rumors that the well on the property is a dried up wishing-well

Magic or Not By Edward Eager. When James, Laura and Deborah move into their new house on Silvermine Road, there are rumors that the well on the property is a dried up wishing-well. Along with new friends Kip, Lydia and Gordy, they secretly begin leaving notes in the well, hoping that their wishes will be granted.

However, I only read Magic or Not and its sequel, The Well Wishers once or twice. The others I read countless times!) What I liked about Eager's other books was that magical adventures befell ordinary children living in ordinary neighborhoods in the United States. But in Magic or Not the very existence of magic is very ambiguous.

Edward McMaken Eager (June 20, 1911 – October 23, 1964) was an American lyricist, dramatist, and writer of children's fiction. Most of the Magic series is contemporary low fantasy. Eager was born in and grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended Harvard University class of 1935. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 14 years before moving to Connecticut.

My appreciation of Edward Eager (1935–1964), one of the greatest writers for kids in the twentieth century - and a great writer . Leaning in this direction, the Tales of Magic carry heady whiffs of postmodernism and magic realism.

Leaning in this direction, the Tales of Magic carry heady whiffs of postmodernism and magic realism. They are as sophisticated in their allusions as Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and - I dare to say it - they rival Vladimir Nabokov’s wordplay and the metaphors made real in Gabriel García Márquez’s Macondo.

When is magic not magic? . Edward Eager (1911–1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist

When is magic not magic? Laura is a girl who goes out of her way to find adventure. Although it's listed as Book of the "Tales of Magic" series, this book features all new characters and no cameos from the children from the other books at all. I have the sense that Eager really. Edward Eager (1911–1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954.

Author:Edward Eager Series:Episodes, 118, Book 5 Tag:Episode 118 Publisher:Young Readers Paperback Publication Year: 2016 ASIN:0544671686 ISBN:0544671686.

Magic or not?/by Edward Eager; illustrated by N. M. Bodecker. Like Seekings House, where Kay Harker lived," said Laura, looking down at her train book, which was The Midnight Folk, that wonderful story by Mr. John Masefield. She was rereading it for the third time. p. cm. "An Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic.

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“Lots of fun.”--The New York Times Book Review

Comments: (7)

Nalmergas
Wonderful series. Children couldn't read it fast enough. Something to keep to pass down to the next generations.
Malara
Edward Eager's books are well written, magical and educational. I discovered these books this year, 2012, as a result of my 8 year old son's interest in magic books. Amazon pointed me to these and we now own all seven of the series - they are well worth it. Published in the 1950's they remain interesting and imaginative.
Ubranzac
I remember this book from years past. It was good to re-visit it again. My only wish was that it was available through iBooks, too.
Shalizel
As the title suggests, this fantasy is a bit different from the earlier Eager magic books. The children are not 100% sure that the events are magical. The story does not involve talking animals, toys that come alive, time travel, or other magical elements in the other books. But the characters and quasi magical events are entertaining and appealing.

Twins Laura and James move a new town, where they meet Kit and quirky Lydia. They want to use the wishing well in the twins’ garden to do good for the people they meet, including impoverished gentlewoman Isabella King, banker Hiram Bundy, and lost little boy Harold. Although they fail to charm Mrs. Gordon T. Witherspoon into abandoning her opposition to the new school, they gain a surprising ally in her unprepossessing son Gordy, who has no friends, and are ultimately won over by his eagerness. These same children (including poor Gordy) are featured in Eager’s next book, “The Well-Wishers.”
Yahm
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Magic or Not? is a bit different than all of the other Tales of Magic books, but it is still quite enjoyable and a great addition to the series.

In this novel their are four children, later on five, who go on what they believe to be magical adventures given to them by a wishing well. However, they are never sure whether or not it really is magic or if it is just a coincidence. This is what made the story interesting and kept it a bit more real, like how children pretend when they play, and don't actually go on magical adventures. However, even though I like the book, I didn't really like this part of it because when they go on actual adventures to different places or times it makes the book so much more interesting. Instead, they just explore their new town and decide to help people in need. I did like how everything they did and all the people they helped seemed to be connected together.

Most of the characters were enjoyable. Laura and James are the two main characters. They are twins who just moved into their new house, they are both really smart and love books, especially Half Magic. They eventually meet Kip who is their neighbor. He loves popsicles and was always eating one, at least at the beginning of the book, then no mention of them later on, which was weird. The children also meet Lydia, whom Kip doesn't really like at first because she seems kind of weird. She is their other neighbor who lives with her very artistic grandmother, she is mysterious, scared of horses, but rides one anyway, loves reading as much as Laura and James, and turns out to be a pretty good artist.

I was amazed how much we learn about each of the characters, especially in such a short book. Everyone was well described, had their own personalities, and was memorable. I really like this aspect of the book because it helped to make it better even when the story wasn't my favorite.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, but it wasn't one of my favorites of the series. The characters were what made this book! If you love the Tales of Magic series or love fantasy, then I would recommend this book to you! It's a fun book for kids!
Vetitc
If Only You Had A Wishing Well

Magic or Not
By Edward Eager

When James, Laura and Deborah move into their new house on Silvermine Road, there are rumors that the well on the property is a dried up wishing-well. Along with new friends Kip, Lydia and Gordy, they secretly begin leaving notes in the well, hoping that their wishes will be granted. They soon find that if, in fact, the well is working, (and they aren't at all sure) it will only work for un-selfish wishes.

Can it be a coincidence that they find the long lost heir, or that they stop the school from being torn down? At times, it seems that the very thing they wish for is exactly what they get.

Will the magic work when they need it, or will they have to find their own solutions to their problems?

Magic or Not is an adventure of children making friendships and helping others. It's real fun, whether it's Magic or Not!

Jill Vanderwood, children's magical adventure author
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Yar
First, I recommend that you read the book "Half-Magic" first. That is Mr. Eager's best book, and it sets the tone for every other book he wrote. You get a feel for the type of characters he has in his stories, and the theme of magic having rules, which is absolutely critical in this book.
This books' charm is that Mr. Eager is so vague about the children's; wishes being magic or not that you are left wondering. This is not as overt as his other books, and it is this subtlety that energizes me.
We all know that magic has rules-read G. K. Chesterton's essay "The Ethics of Elf-Land"-but this book takes that idea to the next level. The magic is not magic at all, but just our godlike powers of doing good and helping other people.
This book is a great way to get your children to do right. Start out with "Half Magic,' and teach you children that magic, along with everything else, has rules. Then introduce them to this series of books, which teaches that magic is just us doing the right thing. This will save you many lectures and fights sine the morality is coated in a fairy tale.
A great alternative to Harry Potter.
Magic or Not? (Tales of Magic) download epub
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Edward Eager
ISBN: 0152020810
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (August 16, 1999)
Pages: 208 pages