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Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn…

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authors: Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Series: Magic Tree House (37), Merlin Mission (9)

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The inclusion of Bashō in a children's story is sheer genius! Western artists and writers are overdone. It's nice to explore some eastern art. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
This is a book about jack and Annie’s adventures to the Japanese imperial city. they go there on a quest to help their friend merlin find the happiness in life. When they arrive in the imperial Gardens they saw a samuri leader and his followers they had a book with them to time them what happened in history in they time that there in. has they started to clim down the tree house they saw two samuri and an old man. they started to run away becouse they read that all men and women in the city and gardens had to have pass ports which they did not have. when they did the samuri chased them down and cought them. the old man quickly saved them bye telling the samuri that there his students named baku and koto. when the samuri stop and made them recite a poem becouse that is what the old man named Bansho teaches. Annie was good at it so she had no problem but jack had a huge problem beacouse he couldn't remember one not even a samll rym. some how they got passed the samuri and left the imperial city. they hurried to the home of bansho with his permition they could stay there for the night. As they were sleeping a fire started in the city and since it has been so dry latly it lighted up in flames. so they went to try and help bansho try to put out the fire. They couldn't do it bye there selves so they ran back to bansko's home and got a magical wand that there friends gave them before they went on the trip. so they used it and poof a dragon comes out of noware and lets them clim on here back as they were flying to the city they Figured out that they were rideing on a dragon called The Cloud Dragon. he cammandes the rain and thunder clouds of japan. So as that got closer to the city clouds came out of the dragons mouth and more and more untill the entire sky was dark and then it started to rain and the rain put out the fire and all was well again. ( )
  Brandon.Bsto6922 | Jan 26, 2012 |
This book is about Jack and Annie who have a magic tree house that sends them to different times to help people. In this book they are sent back to the ancient Japan to find one of the secrets to happiness to make Merlin feel better. This is a good book for 8 year old. This book would be good for a lesson on the traditions of Japan. Did Jack and Anne follow these traditions while they were in Japan? What could they have differently?
  DanielleHuslinger91 | Nov 19, 2011 |
Jack and Annie receive an assignment to find the secret of happiness from ancient Japan and travel there in their magic tree house. While in Japan Annie and Jack meet a famous poet, Basho, who helps them escape the the city guards, the samurai. While on this adventure, Annie and Jack save the city from a fire with the help of the Cloud Dragon. The plot seemed to fall flat and was incomplete. Just when the reader thought they had reached the climax of the story, it actually ended. The author did provide accurate historical content; however, most of the historical information was found at the back of the book and not necessarily embedded into the story. The themes and vocabulary worked well for its targeted audience of 7-10 year olds. The book did contain a few black-and-white illustration, but were not necessary for the plot. Additional Selection. ( )
  nicoally | Sep 27, 2011 |
i like the dragon ( )
  cindyzhou2010 | May 2, 2011 |
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Now I shall dream,
Lulled by the patter of rain
And the song of the frogs.
--poem from old Japan,
translated by Lafcadio Hearn
For Griffin Loehr van Rhyn, a good friend of Jack and Annie's
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One summer day, in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375837272, Hardcover)

Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask
for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly head off in the magic tree house on another magical and historical adventure.

Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of happiness.

Their journey: to a land of fierce samurai and great beauty, the capital city of Edo (now the city of Tokyo), in ancient Japan in the 1600s.

Their tools: a research book to guide them and a magic wand with three special rules.

In Dragon of the Red Dawn, Mary Pope Osborne transports readers back to the splendor, rich culture, and magic of traditional Japan.

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When Merlin is weighed down by sorrows, Jack and Annie travel back to feudal Japan to learn one of the four secrets of happiness.

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