The Time Garden: 08/27/17
The Time Garden by Edward Eager is the fourth of the Tales of Magic series and the second contemporary, rather than historical fiction, one. The children of the original characters are together again for a summer vacation at a boring old lake house where they have too many rules to follow. But magic is always around the corner for them, and in this case, it's in the garden.
This book also crosses with Magic by the Lake. It was primarily for the crossover that I stuck with this book.
Eager's magic adventures fall into two categories: teleportation and time travel. The magic often goes awry because of a pun or some other word trickery. Here it's time (or make that thyme) travel.
While the time travel can be fun, it's often an excuse to see the author's romanticized version of things past. Here that nostalgia is mixed with more of Roger and Jack's squabbling. If I want to listen to that, I just need to look to my own two!