Fog Magic

Fog Magic

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by Julia L. Sauer, Lynd Ward
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140321630
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Series:
Newbery Library, Puffin Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
619,890
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Fog Magic 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not even finish this book it was so bad
denisitaid More than 1 year ago
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.
Idylla More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a sweet book. And it had a cute ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
It is during World War II, and ten year old Greta Addington lives in the small fishing village of Little Valley near North Mountain in Nova Scotia, Canada, with her father Walter and mother Gertrude. Greta has always loved the fog, and one day when walking in the woods on the old Post Road with the mist closing in, she sees the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees where only an old cellar hole should have been. Another time, a horse drawn carriage driven by a woman whom she later learns is Mrs. Trask, wearing a plum-colored silk dress, takes her to the nearby town of Blue Cove, where she meets a girl her age named Retha Morrill and her parents Eldred and Laura, along with a strange man called Anthony and many other interesting individuals, Greta learns many things about these people and enjoys occasional experiences with them for nearly two years whenever the mist rolls in. However, Blue Cove does not exist in Greta’s time. She has often visited and played in that area before and seen nothing but cellar holes. What is going on? Why does Greta’s father give her such a knowing look whenever she wants to go out and walk in the fog? And how long will she be able to enjoy the fog magic? This Newbery Honor Book by Julia L. Sauer (1891–1983), whose book The Light at Tern Rock also received a Newbery Honor, is a gentle coming of age story with a fantasy like twist. One reference to tobacco occurs, but nothing else objectionable is found, and there is no bad language. It is an enjoyable tale that will especially appeal to young girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They only show you the copy right and acknoldgements
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one the best EVER writtin!