Book Review: Magic by the Lake

Magic by the Lake
Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha are back in another magical adventure, this time on vacation by the lake. A talking turtle guides them through the difficulties of wishing with “wet magic” from the lake, and they encounter mermaids, pirates, buried treasure, and a trek to the South Pole.
But their selfish wishes get them into trouble, and it’s only when they learn to use their wishes for the good of others that the magic truly begins.

One of the best things about Edward Eager’s stories is that the children are doing ordinary things in between their magical adventures, and their everyday doings are interrupted by the extraordinary. Magic is around every corner, and it is the children’s own willingness to believe and accept the magic that invites us into the story too.

I am so delighted with these books! I read this one because I had a migraine, and it helped me to feel better, took my mind off the pain, and I read it all in one sitting.

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