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N. M. Bodecker

Author, Illustrator, Editor, Translator, Compiler

(1922 - 1988)

N. M. Bodecker

Niels Mogens Bodecker is best-known as the illustrator of Edward Eager’s wildly entertaining ‘magic’ novels (including Magic or Not, Half Magic, The Time Garden, Magic by the Lake, Knight’s Castle and others).

 



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Beaux (1958)

Chris and her friend Junie try to find a beaux for Chris’ older sister.

Author(s): Evan Commager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Book of the Dance (1959)

A history of dance.

Author(s): Agnes de Mille
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Bulls and the Bees (1956)

A humorous account of the author’s boyhood on a Connecticut farm.

Author(s): Roger Eddy
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Cadwallader: A Diversion (1959)

A fantasy about the rats of New York.

Author(s): Russell Lynes
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Carrot Holes and Frisbee Trees (1983)

A gardner’s carrots mysteriously grow larger and larger year by year.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): Nina Winters

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Confessions of a Dilettante (1966)

A collection of essays, including “Highbrow, Middlebrow, Lowbrow.”

Author(s): Russell Lynes
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker
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Cousins (1956)

Margaret and Debbie want to grow up to be ladies.

Author(s): Evan Commager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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David Copperfield (1962)

This is a newly illustrated version of Dickens’ autobiographical magnum opus.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Good Night Little ABC (1972)

An alphabet of animals gets ready for bed.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Good Night Little One (1972)

A going to bed counting book.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Good Night Richard Rabbit (1972)

Little Richard Rabbit does not want to go to bed.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Good Night Richard Rabbit: Good Night Little ABC (1972)

Two going to bed books in one.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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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.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear (1998)

Mary prepares for winter as her husband naps in his study.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear and Other Nonsense Poems (1976)

A collection of nonsense poems illustrated by the author.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Is There a Mouse in the House? (1965)

Is there a mouse in the house? So it would seem.

Author(s): Josephine Gibson
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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It’s Raining Said John Twaining (1973)

A collection of Danish nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Poul Steenstrup
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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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.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Let’s Marry Said the Cherry, and Other Nonsense Poems (1974)

A collection of nonsense poems.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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A Little at a Time (1976)

A little girl goes for a walk with her grandpa.

Author(s): David A. Adler
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Lizzie’s Twins (1964)

Lizzie has twin dolls, but one is her favorite.

Author(s): Doris Adelberg
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Lost String Quartet (1981)

The members of the Daffodil string quartet take a wrong turn on their way to a concert.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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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.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Magic or Not? (1959)

When Laura learns the well at her new house is a wishing well, she plunges right in.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Mattie Fritts and the Flying Mushroom (1973)

When Mattie Fritts buys the biggest mushroom in the store, she embarks on a cross country adventure with an octopus, turtle and dog.

Author(s): Michael Jennings
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Miss Jaster’s Garden (1971)

Hedgie the hedgehog and Miss Jaster share the garden of Villa Pax.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Mushroom Center Disaster (1974)

When a pile of garbage lands on Mushroom Center the inhabitants get to work to clean it up and put it to use.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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A New Treasury of Children’s Poetry (1984)

An anthology of children’s poetry both new and old.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
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Illustrator(s): Judith Gwyn Brown

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The Night-Lite Storybook (1975)

A collection of short stories about the Night-Lite Kids.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Oh, What a Wonderful Wedding (1953)

A satirical look at 1950’s American suburban society.

Author(s): Virginia Rowans
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Pigeon Cubes and Other Verse (1982)

A collection of light verse.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Quimble Wood (1981)

When four quimbles, people no bigger than your thumb, find themselves lost in a wood, they must quickly prepare to survive the winter.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): Branka Starr

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The S-Man: A Grammar of Success (1961)

A guide to business success from the 60’s.

Author(s): Mark Caine
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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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.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Shoe Full of Shamrock (1965)

Davie O’Sullivan gets his wish with the aid of an odd little man, a robin’s feather and a small green plant.

Author(s): Mary Francis Shura
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Snake in the Carpool (1963)

When Betsy’s snake escapes, it ends up in a boy’s birthday present box.

Author(s): Miriam Schlein
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Snowman Sniffles and Other Verse (1983)

A collection of light verse.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Snowy Day: Stories and Poems (1986)

An anthology of poems and stories about snow.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
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Illustrator(s): Margot Tomes

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Songberd’s Grove (1957)

A group of children resist a gang that is destroying their neighborhood.

Author(s): Anne Barrett
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Sylvester the Mouse with the Musical Ear (1961)

Uprooted from his home by developers, Sylvester finds a new home in a guitar.

Author(s): Adelaide Holl
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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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.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Water Pennies and Other Poems (1991)

A collection of poems, chiefly about bugs.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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A Week of Lullabies (1988)

An anthology of lullabies and bedtime poems grouped by days of the week.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
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Illustrator(s): Marisabina Russo

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The Well-Wishers (1960)

Laura, Lydia, James and Kip put the old wishing well on its mettle, and it delivers.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Worldly Adventures of a Teen-Age Tycoon (1971)

The story of a young man growing up in Connecticut, abridged from The Bulls and the Bees.

Author(s): Roger Eddy
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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