Magic or Not?

Magic or Not?

Tales of Magic
by Edward M. Eager, N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)
Publisher: Harcourt
Trade Paperback, 208 pages
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $6.79

Laura, James, and their wonderful new neighbors, Kip and Lydia, wish up some summer adventures when the well in their new yard is more than they imagined.

Although all of Eager's other novels for children depict what are clearly adventures in supernatural magic, Magic or Not and its sequel The Well-Wishers are different in tone from his other books, because all of the "magical" events in these two novels are described ambiguously, with clues to permit possible non-supernatural explanations.

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