In Half Magic four siblings stumble upon a magic charm that grants only half wishes. The children discover this strange feature after a few mishaps, so they “double” their wishes to get what they want. Of course their wishes don’t always produce what they envisioned, and they deduce that a charm-free life though boring, is a much more pleasant and safe one.
This enchanting tale is just plain fun. I thought some parts of the story boring, but then again I’m also known to fall fast asleep while watching any movie that’s in black and white. My kids enjoyed the author’s sense of humor, his silliness, and they especially liked the old-fashioned nature of the story.