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Half Magic

Book 1, Tales of Magic

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk.
     Jane finds the coin, and becasue she and her sblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen.
     And something does: Her wish is granted.
     Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true.
     It turns out the coin grants wishes—but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want.
     Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 01, 2004 – Fans of Half Magic by Edward Eager, illus. by N.M. Bodecker, can rejoin Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha and their magical wish-granting coin in celebration of a half-century of Half Magic. This 50th-anniversary edition features a special green ribbon place-marker that matches the enchanting green-ink drawings. .

Customer Reviews

Half magic

It was ok not amazing in my taste I like fiction but funny fiction. The only funny part were the fighting nights. I can't believe it it it it it was so weird. I didn't want to read book anymore because it was so weird. Seriously it was weird but I only read it because it was my summer reading. So sad for me we'll that's all I have to say and oh I would give it a two in a half but I didn't know I'll just leave u with a 2

Best book in the world

Half Magic is the best book I've ever read,I can't believe I have the book with me right now,I just can't stop taking my eyes off it.It is so interesting to read!


Not on an apple

I haven't read this on my apple device but I can say it's a great book for the end of 3rd grade it was really interesting especially the begging. I do admit at first it was hard to know which character was which,but besides that it's a great book that I definitely recommend

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Half Magic
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 2-5
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: May 24, 2016
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Tales of Magic
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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