All books are magic, but some are more magical than others. When Susan opens a strange library book, she discovers it is about her and her friends, leading up to the moment when she opened the book. Beyond that, the pages are blank . . . waiting for the children to wish the book full of adventures. Fredericka asks for wizards and beasties, and a dragon carries her off. Susan journeys to the world of Half Magic, and finds that mixing magic creates trouble—far too much to deal with before the book is due back at the library. Will their adventure end happily ever after?
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.”
“Luckily for Edward Eager’s fans, the children in his latest book are just as lively and literary as those in Half Magic. . . . Mr. Eager’s seventh book . . . proves that his pen works magic with just about any number.” —New York Times Book Review
“It’s hard for any book with magic in it not to pale next to the Harry Potter phenomenon. However, Seven-Day Magic can just about stoop to the challenge . . . . Has a timeless feel.” —Children’s Literature