Monday I subbed in a special needs 3rd/4th/5th grade. It was great to see how well the class was managed and supported. In looking through their classroom library, I was pleased to see several "Magic Treehouse" books. I love this history series -- delightful romps through history with Jack and Annie, master librarians. I was especially happy to re-read one I'd read before, Stage Fright on a Summer Night.
"Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! The show must go on!
what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to
Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of
the greatest writers of all time! But Mr. Shakespeare's having a hard
time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie
ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare?"
I love the way Mary Pope Osborne makes history come alive in this series. Not only is there a "mystery" in each episode, we have magic and fantasy -- we have Morgan Le Fey of Camelot, we have "adventures in history through books." These books truly embody "Reading is Magical!"
ABOUT MAGIC TREE HOUSE®:
Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and
librarians for its power to instill a passion for reading, Mary Pope
Osborne's award-winning Magic Tree House series is an international
phenomenon and has sold more than 120 million books worldwide since its
debut in 1992, and has been translated into 32 different languages in
over 30 international markets. There are currently 51 Magic Tree House
books and 28 Fact Trackers, the nonfiction companions to the fiction
titles. All Magic Tree House books are available in print, as ebooks and
Listening Library audio books, which are all narrated by Mary Pope
Osborne. Visit www.MagicTreeHouse.com for more information about the
series, activities, and more.
The Magic Tree House Classroom
Adventures Program is a free, comprehensive set of online educational
resources for teachers developed by Mary Pope Osborne as gift to
teachers, to thank them for their enthusiastic support of the series.
Complete with lesson plans, curriculum guides, and creative activities,
the Classroom Adventures Program incorporates every book in the series,
including the nonfiction Fact Tracker titles, enabling teachers to build
upon students' interest in Jack and Annie's adventures, while
simultaneously meeting core curriculum standards across a multitude of
subjects. Educators can learn more at
MARY POPE OSBORNE is an ardent
advocate and supporter of children's literacy, and the award-winning
author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including
novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books,
biographies, and mysteries. From 1993-1997, Ms. Osborne served as
president of the Authors Guild, the country's leading organization for
published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad,
visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children's literacy.
She recently spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide
literacy and was profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams for
her continued efforts. Mary has donated over 250,000 books to children
in need through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut.
The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the
coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her
husband, WILL OSBORNE, and her sister, NATALIE POPE BOYCE.
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