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Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998)

by Mary Pope Osborne

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In my opinion the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” by Mary Pope Osborne is an engaging chapter book for young students to read. First, the plot is organized and well paced allowing students to make predictions about what will happen in the story. For example, when Jack hears an owl hooting at his window young students may be able to predict that they are going to soon go to the magic tree house for an adventure. Second, the book pushes readers to think about factual information of the arctic as well as the characteristics of the region. “The word ‘igloo’ means ‘house’ in the language of native Arctic people. The house is built with blocks of snow.” This gives readers insight about the Arctic while telling certain things you may find there. The big idea of the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” revolves around the Arctic and teamwork to solve adventures! ( )
  rschin1 | Apr 24, 2014 |
Jack and Annie went to the Arctic to solve the last riddle before they can become the Master Librarians. Jack and Annie experienced the freezing cold weather of the Arctic and the life style of the people there. They were taught by the Native to learn survival skills from animals. Jack and Annie also learned to show appreciation to the animals who taught them life survival lessons. Jack and Annie solved the riddle and went safely back home. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Apr 23, 2013 |
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! ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Jack and Annie need to solve riddle to become Master Librarian by going on adventures, easy reading, some black and white pictures, good bridge between picture books and more advanced novels; demonstrates love of reading and discovering, courage, keep trying
  nicole.ansara | Mar 13, 2012 |
I really loved this story. This book is about two young children who take part in an adventure by traveling to various destinations in a Magic Tree House. In this adventure, the children travel to the North Pole to learn more about polar bears using their reference books and context clues to instruct them on what to solve in their riddles.
  swhite1 | Sep 21, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067988341X, Paperback)

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

It's icicle city . . .

when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them? Or will Jack and Annie become frozen dinners?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.

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