Fog Magic

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Overview

A Newbery Honor Book. Greta had always loved the fog?the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees?a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Then she saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found ...

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Overview

A Newbery Honor Book. Greta had always loved the fog—the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees—a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Then she saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog.

A child of Nova Scotia who loves the fog is transported by it to a secret world of her own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140321630
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Newbery Library, Puffin Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 688,556
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Spell of the Fog 1
2 The House at the Fork 12
3 The Village over the Mountain 19
4 The Salvaged Egg Cups 31
5 Lost Ann 44
6 To Halifax for Justice 52
7 Anthony 61
8 The Vessel from Bombay 70
9 The Government House Ball 85
10 Greta's Twelfth Birthday 102
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003

    Lovely book

    What a lovely, wonderful book! This is great for young and old who dream of days past or enjoy the mysterious adventure you can find in a walk by oneself. Sweet and endearing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    This is a horrible book

    I could not even finish this book it was so bad

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Sample

    They only show you the copy right and acknoldgements

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    Loved this book!

    I read it as a child and was delighted I could get it and read it as an adult. I loved the message in it about growing up and would recommend it to others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    MAGICAL FOR ANY CHILD

    Although I am now in my sixties, I have read this book at least once every year. Fog Magic touches the imagination in a very special way. I think it was with this book that I grew to have a love of reading.

    If you have ever had the desire to escape to another world for a period of time, this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Fog magic

    It was such a sweet book. And it had a cute ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Bra

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    Some books stand out in one's memory, like guiddeposts. This is

    Some books stand out in one's memory, like guiddeposts. This is one of them. I read the book many years ago when I was a new children's librarian in New York City. Now many years later, when I have retired I found myself drawn back to it. It is still as good as I remember it, still as fresh, still as appealing.  A girl about to turn twelve, a village that appears to children younger than twelve and only in foggy weather,  women who wear the finest silks, brought by their husbands who go to sea to trade, berry-picking, the sea and  the fog.  Strength of character, goodness, propriety , courage, all these are demonstrated to Greta, our heroine. "Safe passage!" is the farewell said to men departing for the sea and to Greta as she leaves, for the last time, on her twelfth birthday. A wonderful book, not a lengthy one, good for a gift at any time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Training feild

    Eaglestar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    Enduring Children's Classic

    A timeless chilren's book that appeals to the imagination. Greta has a distant mother and a rather lonely life, but escapes to a long vanished village that exists only when the fog rolls in. There she finds friendship and comfort, while learning some important life lessons. I read this first as a pre-teen, then stumbled on it in a used bookstore at age 39. It was a childhood favorite that stood the test of time--I enjoyed re-reading it as an adult as much as the first time I read it as a child.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2000

    Fabulous!

    This book is one the best EVER writtin!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2000

    Fog Magic - an enduring childhood favorite

    I first read this book when I was 11 years old. I read it several times after that, and it is the kind of childhood fantasy story that has wonderfully vivid descriptions that allows the reader to 'see' the scene the author is describing. I read it to my two sons when they were small, and it has made a lasting impression on them as well. We still enjoy slipping away in the fog along with Greta. We are anxious to receive our hardback copy in order to add it to our growing book collection!

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