The Time Garden #2020

The Time Garden By Edward Eager The Time Garden Anything can happen when you have all the time in the world says the frog like Natterjack in old relative Mrs Whiton s thyme garden Cousins Roger Ann Eliza and girl crazy Jack ride for American rebe

  • Title: The Time Garden
  • Author: Edward Eager
  • ISBN: 9780192751010
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The Time Garden By Edward Eager Anything can happen when you have all the time in the world says the frog like Natterjack in old relative Mrs Whiton s thyme garden Cousins Roger, Ann, Eliza and girl crazy Jack ride for American rebels, bow to Queen Elizabeth I, and even rescue their own parents when they were children.
    The Time Garden By Edward Eager

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    About "Edward Eager"

    1. Edward Eager

      Eager was born in and grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended Harvard University, class of 1935 After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 14 years before moving to Connecticut He married Jane Eberly in 1938 and they had a son, Fritz Eager was a childhood fan of L Frank Baum s Oz series, and started writing children s books when he could not find stories he wanted to read to his own young son In his books, Eager often acknowledges his debt to E Nesbit, whom he thought of as the best children s author of all time A well known lyricist and playwright, Eager died on October 23, 1964 in Stamford, Connecticut, at the age of fifty three.

    155 thoughts on “The Time Garden”

    1. As always, Edward Eager s writing left me feeling happy I love his style it seems so warm and personal, and The Time Garden is a delightful fantasy with lots of humor and fun Plus, it takes place in the summer so this was a good time to read it FYI there are Little Women spoilers in this book


    2. This is a re read, as I was reading it out loud to my 9 year old son I dearly love Edward Eager s books, so it was a bit painful to revisit this one and discover that it was not as good as I d remembered it The characterization is great headstrong Eliza with her leadership qualities especially is a terrific prickly girl character, though her character arc wasn t half as satisfying or fully resolved as I d thought , the dialogue wryly funny, the setting well described, and the premise as magical [...]


    3. Reading Edward Eager s books to the kids has been a lot of fun Are they great literature No but compared to much of what s published today, they re practically Shakespeare But they really capture that mid 20th century milieu, while blatantly and shamelessly giving nods to E Nesbit s books from half a century earlier After all, what is the Natterjack but Eager s own Psammead In this book, the four children from Knight s Castle are spending the summer together by the ocean The discovery of a garde [...]


    4. Four cousins find a garden that allows them to travel magically through time by sniffing thyme As in all of Eager s books, however, magic is unpredictable and often uncontrollable This is a great book to read aloud with a mixed age group because the thrills and danger are not too excessive for younger listeners, but the wit and history based humor will appeal to older kids and adults Another good thing about Eager is that his characters are realistic and interesting His girls are often brave and [...]


    5. Anything can happen when you have all the time in the world p 20 on the sundial in the thyme patch reminds me of Jane Louise Curry s Parsley Sage Rosemary and Time review show The froggy Natterjack proud Cockney accent ighly superior p 24 London bred my grandaddy s grandaddy was H emigrated ere p 24 ides in a patch of thyme for visiting children Four cousins re unite for magic holiday while Roger s dad puts on a London play, other parents tour Europe Reliable Roger is brother to kindly Ann She c [...]


    6. Another brilliant book in this series This time Roger and Ann, and their cousins, are packed off to the seaside for the summer, and discover a garden of thyme where a froggy Natterjack uses the magic of thyme to send them back in time on various adventures.I love how random and funny the magical adventures are, and how the cousins all have different reactions to the time traveling situations they get into Eliza is always jumping in and taking action without thinking it through first Roger is sen [...]


    7. I don t think I d have found this any interesting as a child than I do as an adult Every time there was something there with potential, the book edged away from it The concept of the time garden had real potential, but there was so little description or sense of space or presence within it that it was barely noticeable a real shame for such a potentially lovely idea The Natterjack didn t just pay homage to Edith Nesbitt, it was a washed and wrung out version of a Nesbitt equivalent character.


    8. In the third installment in Eager s magic series, four children spend the summer at a mysterious old house by the sea, and discover the house has a magical garden.This is my personal favorite of the series, in part because of the plays on time and thyme and the crossover chapter but no details on that because of spoilers In general, the book is rather like a seven year old watched a few episodes of Doctor Who and then decided to write a book with his own childish adventures In the end, it s good [...]


    9. I really, really, REALLY hated the illustrations of the natterjack Hated them so much it interfered with my enjoyment of this otherwise enchanting and enchanted story I loved the central, thyme y conceit here I beg to differ that EVERYONE wanted Jo to end up with Laurie in Little Women, however I m a huge Eager fan, and this is a lovely entry in the canon.


    10. Edward Eager s books are classics, and some of my very favorites from childhood The illustrations by N.M Bodeker were a huge influence on me, and I loved the stories you think Harry Potter is original Hardly These are excellent books, published mid century, that build on a foundation laid decades earlier by masters like E Nesbit.


    11. Since I am a gardener, I loved this book I read it out loud to Will, and we were both so excited to pick it up each night Half Magic is still my favorite by this author, though.



    12. Not my favorite so far in the series, but still clever and cute We really enjoyed the time travel, and how the kids actually run into their parents years earlier on their own magic adventure.



    13. Witty, humorous, magical and historical My roommates and i read this book aloud to each other just for fun


    14. One of those books that you ll retrieve from the children s section over and over again, no matter how old you are.


    15. At some point, you d think these books would get tired, you think they d get repetitive, you d think they d lose their charm, as of yet that has not happened I might start to feel that way when they start to stray into other families in the future But thus far, this one is just as delightful as the rest I particularly love the visit to the March family, and strong willed Eliza continues to be my favorite of this set of characters.


    16. An amazing little book I read it when I was a kid and just re read it in a day It s so fantastical and whimsical and filled with adventure It s a part of a series of books about magic that are all incredible , but this one is one of my favorites It s slightly racist, but it was written in the fifties, so I was expecting way worse It s actually a pretty feminist book, too This is one of those books I will keep and read to my children.


    17. If you ve read Nesbit, then stick to Nesbit But if I was building a library for young children, I d definitely include Eager He s an easy read, just smart enough for me an adult to finish, and not too hard for a child I probably would have read these than once as a kid.


    18. This book was a lot fun than the others so far in the series It was happier and lighter Fun magic adventures still occurred but they don t get into as much trouble so it is a little less stressful.



    19. I think it was a great adventure fantasy book One reason I like it is it s almost like the books of Roald Dahl I like this book it s a scholastic the best kind of books to read in my opinion



    20. Delightful and enchanting This is classic children s fantasy fiction literature at its finest Wonderful read aloud material Great for young listeners, but good fun for older children, youth, and adults, too.


    21. In another one of Edward Eager s Tales of Magic, the irrepressible children from Knight s Castle return for some further magic adventures The father of Roger and Ann, who live in Toledo, OH, has written a play that is to be produced in London, England He and their mother must go there The brother and sister are to stay with their cousins in Balti, MD, Jack and Eliza, again, but Aunt Katharine and Uncle John are planning a business trip to England too, so the four cousins are sent to spend the su [...]


    22. readfantasybooks.wordpress I really enjoyed reading The Time Garden much than I did Knights Castle These two books have the same set of characters, but the story in this book was much interesting to me.I am beginning to enjoy this set of characters as I continue to read about their adventures However, I do not like Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack as much as I do the children from the other books Jack is my least favorite character in this book because he is growing out of these fun magical advent [...]


    23. I don t know why it took me so long to find Edward Eager I only discovered him several years ago while browsing in the public library I m so glad I found him, because his books have become favorites in our family s bedtime reading He writes with exactly the kind of pun laced dry humor and wordplay that we love It s a lot of fun to read aloud to the kids I also like the many references to other books and movies, some of which require some further explanation to our children, who haven t yet encou [...]


    24. The Time Garden by Edward Eager is a story of magical time travel that requires thyme, the time garden, and a group of children at a time The group of children required change whenever their magic is used up, and guess who s turn is it now the four children from Knight s Castle That is, Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack And along their way, a magical, toad like creature called a Natterjack sometimes help them if they have problems.During their magical journeys, they went to several places e.g Great Br [...]


    25. I picked this book because the cover reminded of of a Roald Dahl book which I ve loved since I learned to read and I was slightly disappointed that the story wasn t nearly as magical as Roald Dahl s Its not that it was a bad story, but I had a set expectation in my mind that it fell short of The premise is basically that four children one who is coming into puberty and finding interest in girls than adventure move to their aunt s house on a cliff and discover a garden of thyme However the thyme [...]


    26. Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack are back together for the summer while their parents are in England They re staying in a very old house by the sea with a Great aunt of some sort, Mrs Whiton In any case, there s a marvelous garden full of thymed time, as it turns out Their magical guide this time is a Natterjack a frog like creature who minds the garden and the magic.As they use the thyme for time travel, all sorts of adventures ensue.2.5 stars, really This one was a bit slower for us We still liked [...]


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