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Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne

Afternoon on the Amazon (1995)

by Mary Pope Osborne

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“Afternoon on the Amazon” is a magic tree house book that takes readers on an adventure in the rain forest with two brave children. Each chapter is a new thrilling event that happens on their journey. Not only does this book include an abundant amount of exciting details and dialogue, it also includes fun facts that are great for children to read. For example, on page 13-14 it states, “The rain forest is in three layers. Thick treetops, often over 150 feet in the air, make up the top layer. This is called the forest canopy. Below the canopy is the under-story, then the forest floor.” This book is great for children who are just transitioning into being able to read chapter books. It is fun, exciting, and very interesting! ( )
1 vote alines1 | Nov 13, 2013 |
Jack and Annie have the magic tree house that takes them to the settings in the books they read. All their adventures will hold your attention. In book 6 they travel to the rain forest. While there they encounter various animals, crocodile, piranhas, monkey, vampire bats and more before they are able to go home.
I would use this book wiht 2-4th graders, durninga theme on the rainforest. This book introduces fun facts about animals of the rain forest.
1 vote 1212bec | Oct 23, 2012 |
I picked this book up expecting to feel brain cells dying as I read it. I was very wrong; I can see why my students enjoy this series so much. It's very well written (albeit extremely simplistic) and interesting. It was an extremely quick read and is educational, to boot! ( )
1 vote benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Genre: Fantasy
Review: The characters within the book travel via a treehouse. Yet,this fictional aspect is believable and the reader can easily relate to the book. The theme is consistent throughout the book.
Age: intermediate
Use: 1. Practice for chapter book 2. Simply for pleasure
Media: Pencil ( )
  whelikson09 | Apr 3, 2012 |
Age: Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy
Media: Watercolor & Black Ink
Review: This book is fantasy because it contains events that cannot take place in our world such as teleportation and time travel. The characters are believable because they are normal children, but they can use their magic tree house unlike children in our world. The fantasy stays together as the children travel to other places and have rules about how they can travel.
Style: The author uses excitement and adventure to engage the readers and keep them interested. The language used creates an image in the reader's mind of what is happening.
Use: read to enjoy, learn about rainforests, imaginative writing prompt ( )
  kleddy09 | Mar 28, 2012 |
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THis book is excellent fatasy book for us and younger children. It is fun, and we can find a lot of informnations from this book.

Setting: This is an appropriate setting for the story because Annie and Jack explore the Amazon rain forest before returning to their home in Pennsylvania.
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One summer day in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods.
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"Hurry, Jack!" shouted Annie.
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Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.

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