(1911 - 1964)
Edward McMaken Eager was an American lyricist, playwright, and author of books for children. Eager’s works for children were distinctive in their use of the theme of magic making an appearance in the lives of ordinary children - what would now be classed as contemporary fantasy.
Half Magic (1954)
Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
Knight’s Castle (1956)
Four cousins, Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack, have an extraordinary summer when, after an old toy soldier comes to life, they find themselves transported back to the days of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe.
Magic by the Lake (1957)
On a vacation with their mother and stepfather, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha find themselves overwhelmed with a lakeful of magical adventures after Mark captures an ancient turtle that seems to have extraordinary powers.
Magic or Not? (1959)
When Laura learns the well at her new house is a wishing well, she plunges right in.
Mouse Manor (1952)
Miss Myrtilla Mouse goes up to London to see the Queen and finds herself a husband.
Red Head (1951)
Fritz had hair of a beautiful red,
Not auburn, or ginger, or sandy, but red.
Seven-Day Magic (1962)
When Barnaby, John, Susan, Abbie and Fredericka open the red book, they discover it is all about themselves and the magical adventures they are about to have.
The Time Garden (1958)
While spending the summer in a house by the sea, four cousins, Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack, discover a bank of wild thyme whose magic propels them on a series of adventures back and forth through time.