Author & Illustrator

Edward Eager

Biography

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, Fritz, that he began writing children’s stories. His classic Tales of Magic series started with the best-selling Half Magic, published in 1954. 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.”

The Time Garden
Magic by the Lake
Knight's Castle
Half Magic
The Time Garden
Magic by the Lake
Knight's Castle
Half Magic

Books by Edward Eager

    Knight's Castle
    Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker
    Magic by the Lake
    Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker
    The Time Garden
    Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker
    Half Magic
    Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker

Book Stats

4
Authored
1
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Edward Eager Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2016The Time GardenN. M. Bodecker224
2016Magic by the LakeN. M. Bodecker224
2016Knight's CastleN. M. Bodecker224
1999Half MagicEdward EagerN. M. Bodecker208

Collaborators

N. M. Bodecker
N. M. Bodecker