Magic or Not? (2021)

[PDF] Magic or Not? | by ✓ Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker - Magic or Not?, Magic or Not The magic begins when Laura and her family brothers James baby Deborah and her parents move to a country house in Connecticut There is a well in the yard and Laura is the kind of girl who believes [PDF] Magic or Not? | by ✓ Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker - Magic or Not?, Magic or Not The magic begins when Laura and her family brothers James baby Deborah and her parents move to a country house in Connecticut There is a well in the yard and Laura is the kind of girl who believes
  • Title: Magic or Not?
  • Author: Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker
  • ISBN: 9780152511609
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
Magic or Not?
[PDF] Magic or Not? | by ✓ Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker, Magic or Not?, Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker, Magic or Not The magic begins when Laura and her family brothers James baby Deborah and her parents move to a country house in Connecticut There is a well in the yard and Laura is the kind of girl who believes in making wishes Her first wish comes true and this sets off a round of adventures for Laura James and two neighbors Kip and Lydia who mix what seems to be genuine magThe magic begin
  • [PDF] Magic or Not? | by ✓ Edward Eager N.M. Bodecker
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Magic or Not?

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  1. Although it s listed as Book 5 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 hit his stride with this book It flows smoothly from chapter to chapter, and the adventures in the story link together better than in the previous four books I loved the other four, but this one is just tightly written and satisfying to me My daughter enjoyed it, too She s not a huge fan of fantasy she [...]

  2. Edward Eager was one of my favorite authors when I was a child 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 In fact, the characters themselves aren t sure whether the wishing well is granting their wishes or if each su [...]

  3. This book, and The Well Wishers, were probably my two least favorite Edward Eager magic books, because he started waffling about whether the magic was really happening or not I hated that The thing that made his other books so much fun especially when I first read them as a child was that he wrote about ordinary kids who had real magic adventures I don t know what made him suddenly start prevaricating about the magic, but I found it very frustrating

  4. Half Magic is still my favorite of Eager s books, but in Magic or Not he hasn t lost his signature touch with characters or plot In this book, I enjoyed the play with the concept of magic as fate or magic as coincidence in the real world and the ultimate pleasure that the children took in considering that the adults had set all of the magical adventures up for them All in all, a sweet book that I m glad to have read, magic or not

  5. Probably my favorite book in this series so far I really liked the back and forth question of whether or not what was happening to them was magic or just coincidence I loved how the author used this as a theme, like, even if there isn t magic, but maybe there is things can still be magical I also loved the idea in that magic is fueled by, comes from, or maybe just is good turns It s a good message And, of course, like all books in this series, beautifully written.

  6. Reading aloud to my own children these wonderful books that my Dad read to me as a child, or that I read to myself when I was younger or even to my older children when they were younger , awakens such fond memories within me Marvelous This book is, in some respects, poignant than the earlier Edward Eager books, in large part because it s not clear whether there s any magic involved or not, or simply a case of children befriending each other, discovering things about themselves and their neighbo [...]

  7. So I seem to be reading this series backwards Anyhow it was lovely charming story But I was a bit put out by one thing in the end Did they or did they not return Mrs T Witherspoon s desk And did she find out I would bloody like to know because my heart was racing when they the 5 children carried it away in the middle of the night Yes its fine and well to say magic was in the air and the identical desks needed to be reunited But I kinda had a heart failure I guess I take things far too seriously

  8. One of the Edward Eager books I missedas a child Laura moves into a new home with a well that, according to knowledgable sources, grants wishes What wishes will the well willingly work

  9. While I agree with one reviewer who said that this one is not as good as it s predecessors because it makes you doubt whether the magic was real or not I still have to say I found it delightful I m okay with the idea of making your own magic Also, there were some really good lines in this one and Kip was a stand up character.

  10. historical fiction combines with fantasy It didn t convince me to suspend belief and go with the magic Maybe because they kids themselves doubt it all along And the children seem unrealistically altruistic Although maybe that s how kids were in the 50sLOL

  11. I liked this one better than the other books in the series However, I am not sure if I would have appreciated it as much if I hadn t read those books I really like Eager He is a fun author.

  12. readfantasybooks.wordpressMagic 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 real, like how children pretend when th [...]

  13. I ve recently begun re reading Edward Eager s series of juvenile fantasy books for the first time since elementary school, and have come to the conclusion that they are every bit as good as C S Lewis s Narnia books I ve now read five out of seven all except The Well Wishers and Seven Day Magic , and just this minute finished Magic or Not , which I think may be my favourite of the series so far This surprised me, since as the title suggests the magical element of the plot is a lot ambiguous I wa [...]

  14. Magic or Not is quite an endearing book it made me feel like magic is possible if we choose to believe in it The overall theme concentrated on, just as the title suggests, the kids mainly Laura and James frames of mind and their search for whether or not magic really existed The scariest part might have been when they found themselves in an empty cottage with the presence of someone they couldn t quite see Otherwise, the book is very down to earth the author built a steady and soothing rhythm an [...]

  15. I found the central conceit of this book somewhat charming A group of children have a series of magical adventures over the course of a summer, yet after each episode they ponder the possibility that the seemingly wondrous events might have a mundane explanation And does that really matter It seems like a metaphor for the disenchantment of the world as described by Max Weber It s handled with such a light touch, though, I have to wonder if that s what the author had in mind And does that really [...]

  16. This is the fifth book in the Tales of Magic series by Edward Eager.I thought it was pretty humorous that the first book in the series, Half Magic, is mentioned as one of Laura s favorite books and that just about everyone has read it p 25 interesting quotes It was a creaking sound, just the kind of noise that magic might make if it were winding the bucket up from its watery depths to get at the wish p 17

  17. Magic or not byEdward Eager is a book with lots of uncertainty and mysteries Laura and James move to a new house, and with it, a well It all seems quite ordinary, until Lynda rumors about the well After meeting new friends, they explore the mysterious and legendary properties about the it The well may be magic or not Edward organizes everything in a neat way from the strange rumors about the well to the exploration and discoveries of it Also, the illustrator s sketches highlight and accompany Ed [...]

  18. Wow so I did read this book already And I actually gave it 3 whole stars Well, at the moment, I m reading it again, because I wanted to see whether or not to donate it away It looks like I m going to because it s really boring, just like Half Magic The Chicago Tribune says, Inventive by all odds his best So true, considering how BAD all the other ones were It was even funny when Laura, the main character said that she loved the book Half Magic Aside that I thought that Half Magic was an utterly [...]

  19. Hmm, this was fun to read out loud and very well written as all Edward Eager s books are Great girl and boy characters and I love how they work together and interact, especially since two of them are siblings But there really isn t any magic in this book it s about kids creating magic and adventure for themselves And they do have adventures and meet all sorts of people and effect change in their community and it s all very fun and charming I think I just prefer the ones like Knight s Castle or [...]

  20. Cami brought this home from school it was given to her as part of some reading initiative The author s name was familiar to me, in the same vein as Joan Aiken or E Nesbitt And even though these were quite the kinds of books I would have ADORED as a young reader, I don t think I read many of them Perhaps Half Magic That one sounds familiar, but I m just not sure Anyway, this one was great fun it s the nostalgic kind of magic realism that seems so common to a certain type of novel for young reader [...]

  21. The first four books in this series gets 5 stars from me, but this third pair along with The Well Wishers is my least favorite of the groupings within the series That s not to say it isn t great, but maybe because the whole point is the ambiguity of the magic it s not quite as exciting or, well, magical as the others I really like one little detail Eager threw in, though the characters in this pair have read the earlier Eager books specifically, Half Magic Therefore, it sort of makes sense that, [...]

  22. Another wonderful book by Eager I simply can t say enough about these magical books by Eager Every one I ve read so far has been thoroughly enjoyable In this book the children encounter a wishing well and begin making wishes, but are their adventures a result of the wishes or just coincidence One thing that is so great about these books is that the children really act like how kids should be in summer time adventuresome, imaginative and full of play And no electronics If you have even the slight [...]

  23. Sigh This is one of those books that I loved as a child and has not held up well for me Not enough nuance in the characters And the premise of the magic maybe not being magic but just a way of looking at the world was a bummer too But the I read the book, the like spirituality it seemed to me That it doesn t matter if something is real or not, just that you believe in it That believing in something, if it causes you to look at the world in a positive way can have magical results.

  24. Edward Eager s books are classics, and some of my very favorites from childhood The illustrations by N.M Bodeker were a huge influence on me, and I loved the stories you think Harry Potter is original Hardly These are excellent books, published mid century, that build on a foundation laid decades earlier by masters like E Nesbit.

  25. I had never read this Edward Eager book new family, new magic related to the wishing well in their front yard This time the magic is iffy is it magic or is it coincidence Or would it have happened anyway I liked it but not as much as Half Magic Fun to read about Connecticut of my memory.

  26. This book made me never say never Never lose hope Thus, although I don t BELIEVE in my intellect that there s some world beyond this one, I can t help but have that miniscule amount of hope in my heart just as the children in this book never could know for sure the magic really intervened in their lives, but certainly seemed to.

  27. J review I think this book is very exciting Sometimes it was so exciting that I didn t want to turn the page I love Edward Eager books and I m reading them again I m actually still not sure if it was magic or not and I like books like that You need to go to the library right now and get the first book, Half Magic

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