Magic or Not? (Tales of Magic #5)
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 mag...more
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 e...more
I have the sense that Eager really hit his stride with this book. It flows more 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 more tightly written and more satisfying to me. My daughter enjoyed it, too. She's not a huge...more
** Laura is a girl who goes out of her way to find adventure. So when her
family moves to a house with a well in the yard -- a wishing well,
according to Lydia, Laura's opinionated, horse-mad, outrageous new
neighbor -- Laura is all too willing to make a wish and see what
Thanks to the well, Laura and her new friends help save Miss Isabella's
house from foreclosure, rescue the almost long-lost heir to a fortune,
and even solve the antique desk.
But is the well truly granti
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!!!!
Eager was a childhood fan of L. Frank Baum's Oz series, and started writing children's books when he could not find stories he wanted to read to h...more