Magic by the Lake
Author: Edward Eager, N.M. Bodecker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's
Release Date: March 31, 1999
If Jane and Mark and Katharine and Martha had stopped to think, they might have ordered magic by the pound, or by the day, but a lakeful of magic causes extraordinary and unexpected events. By the end of vacation, with an unwilling sly old turtle, and Ali Baba's forty thieves, they help stepfather Mr. Smith save his failing bookstore in a most surprising way.