by Edward Eager
Published by Oxford University Press, 2000
by Shannon Library Children’s Book Club
is a magical story set in 1930’s America and follows the adventures
of three sisters, Jane, Katharine and Martha and their brother Mark,
who find a magical coin.
there is a problem – the coin only grants half wishes so they
must always wish for twice as much as they want! Some disasters
follow like creating half a talking cat, being nearly kidnapped
in a desert and Martha half disappearing.
they go on exciting adventures too and get to joust with Sir Lancelot,
meet Merlin the magician and best of all, find themselves a brilliant
reading club really enjoyed this book which was very funny in parts
but in the end had a serious message about what real happiness is.
We liked how each character had a chapter of their own and how each
of them was changed a little by their experience.
9 out of 10