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Half Magic (1954)
di Edward Eager
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I read this book as a kid because my parents had read this book as a kid (it would have just been released for them). Some of the parts really stuck with me and I remember hunting down the rest of the series and enjoying most of them. Rereading them now as an adult the book is a lot shorter than I remember and of course it reads like a book written in the 50s about life in the 20s because that's exactly what it is. I feel almost like it's going back three generations and that's pretty wild.
These children are of course fictional children written by an adult ... so they are very well-read. They drop lots of references to fictional characters or real people or real publications that just sailed right over my head when I read this before. Now with the power of the Internet they are just a quick Googling away. I wonder if parents reading this book aloud to their children in the 50s got a laugh seeing these things in print. Even as a child I was savvy enough to catch the biggest name-drop in the book which was the multiple references to the books by E Nesbit, and I know that when I finished this series her books were the next ones to be checked out.
This is a childhood favorite and while I still found the story funny and inventive and the writing charming, I also noticed a lot more of its flaws. Like the racism, aaand the sexism. I know its a product of its time, but still. :/
There is a great full cast audio version of this book as well that is well worth checking out.
How delightful. In a story that smacks of Nesbit, Lewis, Baum, and Enright, 4 siblings enjoy the adventure brought by a charm that only grants half a wish. I'm sorry I didn't discover this earlier. Young me would have enjoyed it so much.
Eager's championing of reading and the classics, including the above, was an added bonus that older me found gratifyingly fun though.
Four children discover a magic coin that grants wishes by halves.
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It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and becasue she and her sblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And somethingdoes:Her wish is granted. Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true. It turns out the coin grants wishes--but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want. Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?
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Sistema Decimale Melvil (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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As expected, I got quite a kick out of this old-fashioned, quirky, humorous adventure. It's got lessons wrapped inside for the characters and such a poignant ending that echoes with unknown, further possibilities.
Yet, I appreciate aspects of the story and feel a little iffy about other aspects now in ways that my eight- or nine-year-old mind wouldn't have if I'd read this book back then... ( )