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"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 5-1/8 X 7-5/8. Black-and-white illustrations

A seven-day book of magic proves to be fractious for five children, who must learn the book's rules and tame its magic.

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Overview

"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 5-1/8 X 7-5/8. Black-and-white illustrations

A seven-day book of magic proves to be fractious for five children, who must learn the book's rules and tame its magic.

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Children's Literature - Julie Steinberg
It's hard for any book with magic in it not to pale next to the Harry Potter phenomenon. However, Seven- Day Magic can just about stoop to the challenge. Five children discover a mysterious red book at the library and eventually they discover that it's writing the story of their own wishful adventures--a story they make up as they go, and then witness coming to life in the red book's pages. Along their way, the children meet a dragon, a wizard, and the baby and little girl from Half Magic, another Eager book. Another adventure starts when the children are transported back in time with grandmother and nearly perish in a blizzard. Disaster almost strikes again when the friends wish themselves at a television rehearsal and it nearly costs one of their fathers his job on a show. The children return the book to the library and wonder who will find it next. Although written nearly forty years ago, Seven-Day Magic has a timeless feel, even if the adventures seem a bit tame by modern standards. 1999 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152020781
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 311,984
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

    enjoyed it almost as much as Knight's Castle

    John and Susan live with their Grannie and enjoy playing with their neighbors, Barnaby, Abbie, and Fredericka. One day in the local library the children find a book, which unlike most others, is due back in only seven days. It turns out to be a magic book that grants them their wishes, such as Fredericka's wish to see a dragon (which carries her off and the other children have to go find her), Susan's wish to go into the future (where they see the girl from another of Eager's books, Half-Magic), even Grannie's unintentional wish to go back to the past (where she was a prairie school teacher), and Abbie's wish to see her father sing in New York (which turns out badly at first but then turns out quite well later).
    But when John and Barnaby fight over their wish, they accidentally tear the book in half, and Barnaby goes off into his own adventure world of "Barnaby the Wanderer." Can the other children find him and bring him back? Eager's books are described as being in a "realistic fantasy vein." Eager acknowledged his indebtedness to Edith Nesbit, and this book is somewhat similar to her Five Children and It. As with other books by Eager, those who dislike any mention of "magic" will want to avoid it, but, again, it is not the "magic" of occultism, witches, and wizards, but of "fairy tales." The euphemism "gee" appears once; otherwise there is no objectional language. Also, there is one reference that Barnaby, Abbie, and Fredericka's father sang in a beer commercial. I enjoyed this book just about as much as Eager's Knights' Castle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    One of the BEST Books I've Ever Read!

    I am seven years old and I really liked this book. I can't believe how good it was. There were alot of hard words for me but the adventures in the book were AMAZING! I am going to read all his other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Hi hi

    Hello joke anyone
    Why is winnie the pooh on diapers
    Winni the Pooh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    it is good

    I love this book alot my god sister Ella told me about Half Magic after i finched that i deisided to read this but it is not as good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011

    Great fun!

    Once again, Edward Eager tells a magical story with great humor. His characters have wonderful adventures and learn about themselves along the way. One of my all-time favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2005

    A great book for all ages!

    Imagine that one day, you are in a library and stumble upon a magic book--about you and your friends! That's exactly what happens in 'Seven-Day Magic'. This book is about 5 friends (Susan, John, Barnaby, Abbie, and Fredericka) who love to read. One day, while visiting the library with her 4 pals, Susan finds a worn, old book. When she opens it, she finds that the book is about her group! What's the catch? They can't see the future with the book--the pages in the end are plastered down! As each take turns wishing, they land themselves in a different place or time and sometimes even change a loved one's life. I thought that the idea of finding a magical book that is all about adventures with your pals that you all wish for was such a great idea! This book is so good that you will wish it went on with a sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    reveiw

    This book was very good for younger ages and even into Jr.High. This book starts with 5 children that discover something extroadinary in an ordinary book. They soon find themselves stumbling in a number of adventures with magic. They tame the magic and have a great time!

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    Posted May 13, 2010

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