|Author/Contributor(s):||Eager, Edward ; Bodecker, N M|
Book two in the series called truly magic in a reader's hands by Jack Gantos, Newbery Medal winner for Dead End in Norvelt.
If the old toy soldier hadn't come to life, Roger would never have discovered the magic.
And that would never have happened if he and his sister, Ann, hadn't been sent to stay with their bossy cousins for the summer. And that wouldn't have happened at all if their father hadn't gotten sick and gone into the hospital. But all of that did happen, and now Roger, his sister, and their cousins find themselves in a bygone world of chivalry and knighthood, of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe.
In this knightly realm they can make a difference--and perhaps even save the person they most need to save--if only they are smart and brave enough, if only they are true to their hearts.
This funny and gentle classic series is an enjoyable read-aloud and also a strong choice for independent reading. For fans of such favorite series as The Penderwicks and The Vanderbeekers.
Enjoy all seven of the middle grade novels in Edward Eager's beloved Tales of Magic series!