|Plot Summary of Magic by the Lake|
|"Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha are spending the summer in the country, by a lake, when they catch a turtle who has the power to grant wishes (but prefers the wishes to be water-based). At first they wish for a magical lake, but that proves excessive and burdensome (no one wants water babies, pirates, and mermaids in the same square meter of water), so they get their wishes one-by-one. That doesn't work substantially better; the older girls wish themselves into teenagers one night, and then there's the unfortunate matter of the hostile tribe that wishes to burn them alive. Still, they survive, and when they find a pirate's treasure, they know exactly what to do with it."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Magic by the Lake|
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Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog