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Magic Tree House (40) Eve of the Emperor Penguin (edition 2009)

by Mary Pope Osborne

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Title:Magic Tree House (40) Eve of the Emperor Penguin
Authors:Mary Pope Osborne
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Fiction, Young Adult
Rating:****
Tags:historical fiction, fiction, children's fiction, magic, fantasy, mystery, young adult, animals, penguins

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Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne

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This is book is from the magic tree house series. Jack and Annie are taken into the cold continent of Antarctica. They are supposed to find the Cave of the Ancient Crown. Jack and Annie soon find out that they are in contemporary times and not ancient time. They are supposed to know try to find an ancient crown in a contemporary time. This book would be considered a modern fantasy book. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Apr 20, 2015 |
Formal Review: The book that I read was Eve of the Emperor Penguin. In this book we follow Jack and Annie to Antarctica to fin d the fourth and final answer to happiness in order to save Merlin from his depression. We follow them through a cave, on a helicopter, and into a penguins secret home in order to find happiness. My favorite part of this book was seeing the way that Jack and Annie persevered through all of the challenges that they were met with on their journey and how they used everything that they have learned in the previous books to overcome these challenges. If you like learning about new places and things, going on adventures, danger, and learning the secret to happiness, you'll love this book! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and once you read it, I know that you will too! Genre: this book is realistic fantasy, because there is no such thing as a magic tree house. ( )
  amassingale | Apr 19, 2015 |
In this modern fantasy series, two kids solve mystery's. In this book, they were looking for the 4th key to happiness for their friend. When two friends came in the magic tree house, they told Jack and Annie (the two kids), that they had to go to Antarctica to find the last key of happiness for their friend in order for him to live. So they went on their journey to Antarctica with the magic wand. They had a riddle that they had to follow, which told them they had to roll, fly, then fall in order to get to where they needed to be. This was hard for them because they were just two kids, and did not know what that meant. They posed as a newspaper writer, and a photographer to get on a tour with a lady named Nancy. Eventually they did all three of those things, and they ended up in a penguin palace. The emperor penguin told them that because they saved a penguin earlier that day, they had been expecting them. They told the penguins what they needed, and a small, orphan penguin wanted to go and live with the dying friend. So the kids took the penguin back home, with Nancy who found out they were just kids. Then they wished their way back to where their sick friend was and gave him the penguin, and it made them him feel better. They found the fourth key, which was taking care of something. ( )
  BethWal94 | Apr 13, 2015 |
The genre of this early chapter book is modern fantasy. Jack and Annie, brother and sister travel in their magical treehouse to collect the fourth reason for happiness. The treehouse takes them to Antarctica, where they meet the emperor penguins, and bring back a baby for Merlin, the wizard, who is ill. It is through this baby that Jack and Annie realize that the fourth reason for happiness is taking care of another individual. ( )
  athena.j | Apr 5, 2015 |
Jack and Annie are continuing their quest to find the secrets of happiness. When they get their clue they question how Antarctica could have the secret to happiness. Once in Antarctica they realized how cold it truly was and they got to see the emperor penguins. Then a giant petrel was flying above and started attacking the smallest of the penguins. Both Jack and Annie help protect the smallest penguin and get the petrel to fly away. They started to get worried because they did not have the training that the other people had who were going up to the volcano. Nancy the leader of the group figures out that they are kids and calls for the helicopter to come pick them up. They went off exploring again and they found themselves on an ice ledge and it broke and they fell into the darkness. They find the cave of the ancient crown and the emperor penguin that they understand tells that penny the penguin is what they are looking for. They were then off to Camelot near King Arthurs castle and they meet Merlin. They tell him that they have four secrets of happiness to share with him and Penny brought him happiness. They find out that some people happiness comes from helping others. The genre of Eve the Emperor Penguin is fantasy.
  kbuffum13 | Mar 15, 2015 |
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Mary Pope Osborneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knipping, JuttaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murdocca, SalIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rahn, SabineÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out!


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The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to Antarctica to search for the fourth secret of happiness for Merlin.

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