Edward Eager (1911-1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while he was 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.
"A delicious spoof." --Saturday Review
"A priceless mixture of old and new. . . . May even lure readers
who thought they were beyond the fairy-tale age." --New York
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