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Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager – Retro Review by Debbie Alvarez

Honored to have another opportunity to post on Nerdy Book Club… this time reviewing Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager!

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Déjà vu?

Debbie, didn’t you review Half Magic by Edward Eager last June?

Why yes, I did. But I now have reread Magic by the Lake with my son and appreciated (again) how strong and creative Edward Eager is as an author. I saw how his books reflected on today’s titles that I’ve enjoyed. How fantastic it was to read a book that didn’t have a cliffhanger, stood on its own, and had wonderful depth to the messages… I’ve missed classic books. Sure, there are a few words here and there during the story that my son and I took pause at, looked up in a dictionary, and discussed. Isn’t that the way with many books? I had Year 6 (5th grade) students recently telling me that they didn’t understand some words that were in a book published in 1985! So here we go… I enjoyed reviewing a book…

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2 comments on “Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager – Retro Review by Debbie Alvarez

  1. lenorelook
    June 6, 2013

    Looks like illustrations by Quentin Blake?

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