The Time Garden by Edward EagerThe Time Garden by Edward Eager

The Time Garden

byEdward EagerIllustratorN. M. Bodecker

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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A charming new look for Edward Eager?s classic Tales of Magic series Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation.

Time and again, the children from Knight's Castle have longed for another magic adventure. But you can't find magic just anywhere. It doesn't just grow like grass. It requires the right place and the right time-
Or thyme, as the case may be.
For at Mrs. Whiton's house, magic grows wild as the fragrant banks of thyme in her garden. Eliza insists that time doesn't grow, it flies -yet growing in the garden is olden time, future time, and common time. Or so says the Natterjack, the odd toadlike creature who presides over the garden and accompanies the kids on a series of perilous, hilarious, always unpredictable adventures. Anything can happen," the Natterjack says with a wink, "when you have all the time in the world.""
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...
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Title:The Time GardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.61 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544671694

ISBN - 13:9780544671690

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Editorial Reviews

This delectable tale, with its play on words, wonderful puns, high-quality wit, and fantasy, [is] a treasure indeed." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Full of humor and ingenious fantasy." -The Horn Book "