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Edward Eager (1911–1964)

Author of Half Magic

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Edward Eager (1911-1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, that he began writing children's stories. In each of his books, he carefully acknowledges his indebtedness to E. Nesbit, whom he considered the best children's writer of all time -- "so that any child who likes my books and doesn't know hers may be led back to the master of us all"
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Began writing children's books after searching for books to read to his son. His popular "magic" stories are heavily influenced by the works of E. Nesbit.
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