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Half Magic 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is my all-time favorite! This novel is about 4 siblings (Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha) who have immersed themselves during their summer vacation in the magical books written by E. Nesbit and begin yearning to go on their own magical adventures. That's when they find a strange coin that grants wishes: only that you have to wish for one thing twice. For example, if you want a pen, you must wish for 2. If you say, 'I want 1 pen' you will have 1/2 a pen. The coin leads the 4 kids on an adventure that even gains them an extended family. I liked this book because it made me think, 'Am I glad I have 2 terrific parents!' because the 4 children have a single mother. If you're a fan of fantasy and adventure books, I recommend Half Magic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rather enjoyed this tale. Four children from long ago discover a magic coin that grants wishes halfway. The book tells of magic in our world in a way that makes you want to believe it. It's one of those nice, clean, unromantic books that are so hard to find. I would recommend it to anyone who can read fairly well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 40 now. But i still have my copies of Half magic, and Knights castle. I read them to my daughter who is 7. We both enjoy them immensely. I have not read the others (our library did not have them) so i am looking forward to reading them together. It takes me back. Fun, adventure and family....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! I've read thousands of books but this is one that I remember well. I love the plot, characters, magic,(well half-magic), and adventure that keeps you reading. This is a great book and one that I would reccomend to anyone! :)
yearningtoread More than 1 year ago
Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha are bored. It's summer and they have nothing to do, except sit at home and clean while their nanny, Miss Bick, tells them what to do. Their father died years ago and their mother cannot stay at home with them. So, the four children think hard about what they can do to make their summer not so boring...and that's when they find a small little nickel on the ground. It looks like an ordinary nickel from afar, but when held up close, you can see the strange runes carved onto it. Before they know it - and without them knowing it! - the four children are sucked into a great and terrible adventure, full of halves and doubles and gray houses and knights and jousts and being half-there and half-not. It is full of lessons and love and learning what it means to become a happy family. For an advanced reader, the first chapter isn't amazing. Nothing really happens and Edward Eager's writing is very simple. When the charm (the nickel) comes into play, however, and begins working its magic, the story picks up. It was a laugh! There were so many funny one-liners that made me giggle out loud. Puns, ironies...it was all there. The children are all well-developed: Jane is the sensible one, Mark is the smartest (because he's the boy), Katherine is the romantic, and Martha is the most outspoken. Their mother and Mr. Smith were great additions to a great story with a great, lovable ending. The story had twists and turns that led you right where Eager wanted you...where you want to be, too. Happy. All in all, this was one great read and I highly recommend it to children of all ages - and adults too! - who want to laugh and smile with a lighthearted story that will always be loved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Half Magic was a very interesting and exciting book. Even though it is already full of action I wouldn't be able to rate this book a perfect 5 out of 5. I think it could have been written (just in some parts) so it's more exciting for the readers. Other than that I recommend this book to anybody between ages 10 - 13 who love fictional books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows the importance of staying together with your brthers and sisters, overall four stars (it could have been longer though)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK! it wasn't until after i read it that i found out that he was my great uncle who died before i was born......but it's my favorite book in the world!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one I'd the BEST books to read outloud to kids!! It's a tongue twister and chock full of fun for kids and adults a like
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For thoes of you who like Harry Potter this is your nekt book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best book i have ever read
JanetRHeller More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I was a child, and all of my friends recommended it to me. Eager is imaginative and creative. I'm sure that children today will love this book too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was good and great for grades 4 -6 this book is good for reads that you need to get to the end because it is so good this book will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time kt.kokkm
Drew603615 More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best Fantasy Fiction books of the world. 
FHResident More than 1 year ago
A great book! I read this book when I was a young girl (I was about 10 years old) and loved it! A group of siblings find a magic coin and realize it will grant them 'half' of what they wish for. They end up having some very exciting adventures traveling through time. What started out as a boring summer turns out to be the best summer ever for these brothers and sisters. My 11 year old daughter read this book when she was nine and also loved it. It is one of her all time favorite boks. So this book continues to be a favorite from one generation to another!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a good book about magic and stuff, but it was soooooo short! i finished it in like, half an hour!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o Cool!!!! If your into things that are Magical Read this book.I loved this book so much I'm on the 5th book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Very good book! This SPLENDED book is about four children who find a coin on the side walk and make a wish. They soon find out that only half of the wish comes true, so they start wishing for twice as much as they wish for so the wish will come true. Of course the majic leads to bad things but they are always getting out of it. Could their last wish come true? Find out by reding this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Half-Magic was an okay book, I thought it was too short, and would have liked it to be longer. I don't think anyone over 15 would really like this book, unless they are really childish. Overall I give it three stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was okay. I sort of wished it was longer though. Overall it was pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a non stop adventure novel. I could never put it down. Origonally a christmas present for my brother I took it in attemps to see if it was good. It turns out to be a can't put down novel. I love the momin this story and the ending is perfect.So read this awseom novel that is humoris, and suspencful all together. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book. What is wrong with those children?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Its about four siblings, Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha. They find a magic coin and wish on it, but they have to say it twice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago