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Edward Eager

Full Name: Edward Eager
Gender: Male
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Born: 1911-01-01
Died: 1964-10-23
Number of Works: 13
Eager was born in and grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended Harvard University class of 1935. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 14 years before moving to Connecticut. He married Jane Eberly in 1938 and they had a son, Fritz.

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 his own young son. In his books, Eager often acknowledges his debt to E. Nesbit, whom he thought of as the best children's author of all time.

A well-known lyricist and playwright, Eager died on October 23, 1964 in Stamford, Connecticut, at the age of fifty-three.

ISBN: 0152020683, 9780152020682
Keywords: magic, tales
Pages: 192
Published: 1954
  • Rating: 80%

Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s tales of magic have become beloved classics. Now four cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated hardcover and paperback formats. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art by Kate Greenaway Medalist Quentin Blake gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation.
ISBN: 0152020772, 9780152020774
Keywords: magic, tales, lake
Pages: 208
Published: 1957
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 015202073X, 9780152020736
Keywords: magic, tales, castle, knight
Pages: 208
Published: 1956
  • Rating: 80%

Roger, Anne, Eliza, and Jack find a magic way to go back into the time of Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Ivanhoe.
ISBN: 0152020799, 9780152020798
Keywords: magic, tales, day, seven
Pages: 190
Published: 1962
  • Rating: 80%

“Luckily for Edward Eager’s fans, the children in his latest book are just as lively and literary as those in Half Magic.”—The New York Times Book Review
ISBN: 0192751018, 9780192751010
Keywords: tales, magic, eager, edward, garden, time
Pages: 192
Published: 1958
  • Rating: 80%

An American classic about four children who are sent to stay with an elderly friend of their parents. They are sure they're in for a boring summer, until they discover that the thyme in the herb garden is magic. The children are transported to the American Civil War, Victorian England, and even end up meeting their own parents on one of the magical adventures they had when they were children.
ISBN: 0152511601, 9780152511609
Keywords: wishers, magic
Pages: 197
Published: 1959
  • Rating: 80%

“Lots of fun.”—The New York Times Book Review
ISBN: 0152949941, 9780152949945
Keywords: wishers
Pages: 220
Published: 1960
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0439325471, 9780439325479
Keywords: boxed, tales, magic, eager, edward
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

7 trade size paperback books in box. Half Magic; Knight's Castle; Magic by the Lake; Time Garden; Margie or Not? Well-Wishes; Seven-Day Magic.