The Well-Wishers

The Well-Wishers

by Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker
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The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker

The wishing well is all used up, its magic drained, its enchantment gone dry.
     Or has it?
     In a reckless moment, Gordy threatens the old well, telling it to get going with its magic or else! and that seems to do the trick. Suddenly Laura, Lydia, James, and Kip—who feared their autumn would unfold without magic—are plunged into just the sort of outlandish adventures they'd longed for.
     But is it really the well's magic that transforms troublemaker Dicky LeBaron from ne'er-do-well to hero? Or keeps Appledore's orchard—and love life—in bloom? Or sends James on a doubly daring rescue of a damsel in distress?
     What does it matter? Sometimes the best kind of magic is the kind that isn't so magical at all. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547546469
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/16/1999
Series: Tales of Magic , #6
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
File size: 25 MB
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Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

EDWARD EAGER (1911–1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, Fritz, that he began writing children's stories. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954. In each of his books he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best children's writer of all time—"so that any child who likes my books and doesn't know hers may be led back to the master of us all."

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The Well-Wishers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...but maybe not the kind you're thinking of. I think the true joy in reading this book and the events contained within is wondering (or maybe even figuring out) whether what happens is magic, or human kindness. The children are written extremely well, and some of the blunt yet heartfelt sentiments will make you laugh out loud. I won't give anything away, but I truly recommend this book to fantasy, and reality, genre lovers. Which is it? You decide. Read and enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're part of a club that does good deeds for others or have read 'Magic or Not?' and really enjoyed the book, this novel is for you. Laura, James, Lydia, Kip, and Gordy are back, put in another magical adventure! But this time, Laura sets up a club called the 'Well-Wishers' (thus the name of the title) and has everyone in the club--including her little sister Deborah--write about their own magical adventure. It all starts when the friends believe their magic adventure is done forever. So, Gordy threatens the magic well in 'Magic or Not?' so that it will start its magic again. The well must have heard, because it began to grant wishes. Each help their community, learn moral values, and even the true meaning of romance! This hilarious book is for those bookworms who love Edward Eager's book or is just looking for fantasy book full of adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
starAS More than 1 year ago
I hate this book!!!!!!!!!!!