Everyone’s a geek for something, and I’m a geek for midcentury romps in the land of middle grade magical fiction.
A question has been asked, about the best order for reading Edward Eager’s seven amazing books.Â And here’s my answer to THAT
Half Magic, THENÂ Magic by the Lake (they’re set earlier).
Knight’s Castle, THENÂ Time Garden (they follow the stories of the offspring of the Half Magic kids).
THEN Seven Day Magic (a one-off, but very like the others).
THEN Magic or Not and Well WishersÂ (they’re a little different).
Contrary to (if not popular than occasional) belief, the books are not a SERIES of seven.Â They follow the lives of four different groups of kids. The first two take place during the twenties, and the rest are all set later.Â Some are linked.
While I myself must admit that Half Magic is probably the BEST of the seven, I’ll admit to loving Seven Day Magic best of all.Â Not quite sure why… I loved the library as a kid (still do)