Half Magic

Half Magic

3.94 (28,774 ratings by Goodreads)
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This American children's classic concerns four children who discover a magic coin which only grants half wishes. The children end up half invisible and half on a desert island (which is, of course, just a desert) and have many more adventures with the magic coin.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 13mm | 145g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0192750984
  • 9780192750983

Review Text

In a departure from the picture story book age (see Mouse Manor and Red Head) the author sets down a period piece (about 1900) and comes up with a family fantasy that carries off the make believe with assurance. When fatherless Jane, Mark, Katherine and Martha, all ages, whose mother works on a newspaper, find an old coin, things begin to happen. Their wishes send them on adventures to such far strands as King Arthur's Court and the Sahara Desert and not only that, but the coin brings them a new father in the person of compatible Mr. Smith whom the children all learn to love in good time. Layer cake. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

Rating details

28,774 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 34% (9,651)
4 36% (10,251)
3 24% (6,974)
2 5% (1,421)
1 2% (477)
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