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The Time Garden (Tales of Magic #4) (Paperback)

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By Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)
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Description


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."

About the Author


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 his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best children’s writer of all time—“so that any child who likes my books and doesn’t know hers may be led back to the master of us all.”

Praise For…


"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780152020705
ISBN-10: 0152020705
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 31st, 1999
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Tales of Magic