Book Nostalgia

If you're feeling nostalgic, there's no better place than the web. You can look up old TV shows and commercials from your youth on YouTube, for example. I find it fascinating when I see something I instantly remember, yet am absolutely certain I would never have brought it to mind again, had I not been reminded. How many memories are locked up in our brains, never to be accessed again?

My sister's book discussions got me thinking of children's books. I vaguely remembered a story I read where some kids had a magic ring or some such device that granted them wishes. I remember at one point one of the kids asked to see his deceased father again... he appears to him for a moment then disappears. That's all I remember from the book. What book is it?

The cool site and Google to the rescue. I Google

"grants wishes"

And there it is! Half Magic!

This web technology is awesome.


Auntie Ann said...

We have that one! The kids have a magic coin, but it only grants half your wish. If you want to go somewhere, it will only take you half of the way. Elizabeth read it and liked it.