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Half Magic

  Eager, Edward


Illustrator: Bodecker, N. M.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Number of Pages: 217
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Genres:

Fantasy
Family Read-alouds

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

In this fun story, four siblings come upon a magic coin one summer and discover that it grants wishes, only it doesn’t grant whole wishes – just half! Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha end up in the Sahara desert, in King Arthur’s Court, and in many funny -- and sometimes scary –- situations. Each child takes a turn at wishing, and in the process, becomes a bit wiser for doing so. The children’s wishes also add up to something very special: the great fortune of a wonderful stepfather!

Reviewed by: Holly Jin on 4/16/2004

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