N. M. Bodecker
(1922 - 1988)
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).
Chris and her friend Junie try to find a beaux for Chris’ older sister.
The Book of the Dance (1959)
A history of dance.
The Bulls and the Bees (1956)
A humorous account of the author’s boyhood on a Connecticut farm.
Cadwallader: A Diversion (1959)
A fantasy about the rats of New York.
A gardner’s carrots mysteriously grow larger and larger year by year.
Confessions of a Dilettante (1966)
A collection of essays, including “Highbrow, Middlebrow, Lowbrow.”
Margaret and Debbie want to grow up to be ladies.
David Copperfield (1962)
This is a newly illustrated version of Dickens’ autobiographical magnum opus.
Good Night Little ABC (1972)
An alphabet of animals gets ready for bed.
Good Night Little One (1972)
A going to bed counting book.
Good Night Richard Rabbit (1972)
Little Richard Rabbit does not want to go to bed.
Two going to bed books in one.
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.
Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear (1998)
Mary prepares for winter as her husband naps in his study.
A collection of nonsense poems illustrated by the author.
Is there a mouse in the house? So it would seem.
A collection of Danish nursery rhymes.
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.
A collection of nonsense poems.
A Little at a Time (1976)
A little girl goes for a walk with her grandpa.
Lizzie’s Twins (1964)
Lizzie has twin dolls, but one is her favorite.
The Lost String Quartet (1981)
The members of the Daffodil string quartet take a wrong turn on their way to a concert.
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.
When Mattie Fritts buys the biggest mushroom in the store, she embarks on a cross country adventure with an octopus, turtle and dog.
Mice are Nice (1990)
An anthology of poems about mice.
Miss Jaster’s Garden (1971)
Hedgie the hedgehog and Miss Jaster share the garden of Villa Pax.
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.
An anthology of children’s poetry both new and old.
The Night-Lite Storybook (1975)
A collection of short stories about the Night-Lite Kids.
Oh, What a Wonderful Wedding (1953)
A satirical look at 1950’s American suburban society.
A collection of limericks.
Pigeon Cubes and Other Verse (1982)
A collection of light verse.
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.
A guide to business success from the 60’s.
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.
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.
The Snake in the Carpool (1963)
When Betsy’s snake escapes, it ends up in a boy’s birthday present box.
A collection of light verse.
Snowy Day: Stories and Poems (1986)
An anthology of poems and stories about snow.
Songberd’s Grove (1957)
A group of children resist a gang that is destroying their neighborhood.
Uprooted from his home by developers, Sylvester finds a new home in a guitar.
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.
A collection of poems, chiefly about bugs.
A Week of Lullabies (1988)
An anthology of lullabies and bedtime poems grouped by days of the week.
The Well-Wishers (1960)
Laura, Lydia, James and Kip put the old wishing well on its mettle, and it delivers.