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Edward Eager (1911–1964)

Autor(a) de Half Magic

18 Works 11,600 Membros 178 Críticas 36 Favorited

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, that he began writing children's stories. In each of his books, he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best mostrar mais 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" mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Edward Eager

Half Magic (1954) 4,191 exemplares
Magic by the Lake (1957) 1,548 exemplares
Knight's Castle (1956) 1,534 exemplares
The Time Garden (1958) 1,212 exemplares
Seven-Day Magic (1962) 1,202 exemplares
Magic or Not? (1959) 900 exemplares
The Well-Wishers (1960) 846 exemplares
Edward Eager's Tales of Magic (2000) 86 exemplares
Edward Eager's Magic Tales (1999) 57 exemplares
Mouse Manor (1952) 14 exemplares
Playing Possum (1955) 2 exemplares
Red head (1951) 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Eager, Edward McMaken
Data de nascimento
1911-06-20
Data de falecimento
1964-10-23
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Local de falecimento
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Causa da morte
lung cancer
Locais de residência
Toledo, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Educação
Harvard University
Ocupações
playwright
novelist
lyricist
children's book author

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Began writing children's books after searching for books to read to his son. His popular "magic" stories are heavily influenced by the works of E. Nesbit.

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Críticas

Childhood read
 
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caedocyon | 87 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 21 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
This book is charming and funny and a delightful adventure. I enjoyed the ups and downs of the characters and their wacky adventures.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 87 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
I wanted to like this, but I think time has not been kind to it. The Arab character made me cringe, as did the mother quitting her job and other bits of sexism. It does pretty well with the subject of stepfathers ("Uncle Huge" was maybe the funniest thing in the book besides the half-talking cat) and I can totally see how this would be beloved by earlier generations, but I just didn't enjoy it that much. I very nearly quit 3/4 of the way through.

On the other hand, there is something to be said for little children who talk like the Queen of England.… (mais)
 
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LibrarianDest | 87 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
18
Membros
11,600
Popularidade
#2,026
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
178
ISBN
146
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
36

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