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First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears and minor chips, jacket lightly toned. 1943 Hard Cover. 107 pp. Jacket art, binding, and endpapers by Lynd Ward. Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer is a children's fantasy novel set in Nova Scotia. It was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1944. Fog Magic tells the story of a young girl who, on foggy nights, travels back in time to enter the past life of an abandoned village. The fantasy story centers on eleven-year-old Greta Addington. One child in every generation of Addingtons is able to experience the special magic of Blue Cove, Nova Scotia. In fair weather, ruined buildings are all Greta sees, but when the fog rolls in she can travel back in time to visit the village and its inhabitants. While there she has a friend to play with, and the people refer to her as coming from over the mountain. Greta is especially eager to go there on her twelfth birthday, but she has to wait till night for it to become foggy. That night in Blue Cove her friends give her a kitten, and Greta leaves realizing she will never be able to return. The setting is based on the real life town of Little River, Nova Scotia and the former village of White's Cove where Sauer spent many summers.