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Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on…

Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authors: Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Series: Magic Tree House (22)

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    George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff (benuathanasia)
    benuathanasia: Similar concepts: Modern children being magically transported back in time to the Revolutionary War to perceive it first-hand. Both are good for low-level readers and younger children.

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This book is the 22nd installment of the Magic Tree House series. In this adventure, Jack and Annie find themselves in the midst of the Revolutionary War the night of the famous Delaware crossing. While there, the two are tasked by mythical librarian Morgan Le Fay to find "something to send".
This book is a mix between historical fiction and fantasy. This book is a pretty decent example of historical fiction because it features some of the elements of this historical time period. However, there are several historical inaccuracies as far as language and the historical figures' reactions to Jack and Annie.
1. These books would be good to have students read independently during a unit on note-taking and research. Though it is a fiction text, Jack does a good job of illustrating how to use informational books to conduct research and take notes.
2. A second way to use this nook would be to read it aloud. After reading, the teacher can have students select their own informational text and write their own adventure story based on what they learn in their informational book.
Age Appropriate: Primary, Early Intermediate
Media: Watercolor and pencil ( )
  rstewart15 | Mar 19, 2017 |
In this story, Annie and Jack go back to colonial times to keep history on track. I liked this story because of the plot, the illustrations, and the way the book pushes readers. Annie and Jack must go back in time to ensure George Washington is able to lead his army to attack their enemy in severe weather. I liked the plot of this story because it was very organized in the way it displayed facts about the Revolutionary War as well as keeping the story interesting. "This is like hide and seek," she whispered." "It's not a game, Annie," Jack whispered back. "It's war. Be serious." .Though this is a chapter book, there were illustrations included on some pages. The illustrations gave us more insight on what was happening exactly on a certain page. When the Commander-in-Chief addressed his men before their mission, we are able to see the men all on the boat focusing on George Washington. This illustration gave us a visual representation of the seriousness of this moment. I liked how this book pushes readers to think about what happened during the Revolutionary War as well as give views on their emotions throughout. "A dangerous mission lies before you all," the man shouted above the wind. "But I want you to have courage." The message of this chapter book is all about having courage to keep going through trials. ( )
  AndreaStreet | Dec 16, 2016 |
The book Revolutionary War on Wednesday in the Magic Tree House series is about a brother and sister who get magically transported back in time to the Revolutionary War. I like this book because it is historical, has a dramatic climax, and is fast-paced. The book discusses historical facts that occurred during the American Revolutionary War such as George Washington crossing the Delaware River. The book has a dramatic climax when the siblings have to find a way to prevent causing changes in history after being discovered. I also like that the action starts quickly. This helps children who do not like reading or who have a hard time staying focused with books that have too much detail. This book helps to teach children historical events about the Revolutionary War and keeps them interested by using lots of action. ( )
  KaitlynOgaitis | Nov 8, 2016 |
This book was a good read-aloud I used with my class. The students really liked it and it encouraged the students to continue reading the next books in the series. It gives good, accurate information in a interesting and fun way for the students.
  KJoPlante | Oct 14, 2016 |
Jack and Annie are two children who travel through time using a magic tree house. In this book they travel back in time to the Revolutionary War. While they are there they are searching for something they can send in order to solve a mystery. They run into continental soldiers who they end up motivating to keep on pushing forward.

Critique: I love the Magic Tree House books! What kid would not love to have a tree house that would time travel? Still to this day that would be awesome! This book allows children to be imaginative and gives them a hunger for a sense of adventure.

Craft Elements: You could use this book when teaching about the Revolutionary War. It gives a lot of historical references while making it fun for the students. At the end of the book it gives historical facts. It tell how the United States came into existence, what helped spark the Revolution, who lead the army, and other important facts as well. A theme of the story is to keep on pushing through no matter how hard the conflict becomes.
  Summer18 | Aug 31, 2016 |
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If it's Wednesday, it must be Revolutionary War day. Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House series, are in for another adventure in their time- and space-traveling tree house. Mysterious magical librarian Morgan le Fay has set four new tasks for the siblings. Jack and Annie must find four special kinds of writing for Morgan's library in order to save Camelot, the ancient kingdom of King Arthur. In Civil War on Sunday, the pair traveled back to the 1860s to collect a list of rules ("something to follow") from famous nurse Clara Barton. Now they discover they must visit another war era: the Revolutionary War. Jack and Annie set aside their apprehension and soon they're spinning back through time to Christmas Day, 1776, on the banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, where they encounter none other than the man on the dollar bill himself, George Washington! The children accidentally-on-purpose end up embroiled in the famous commander-in-chief's mission, where they not only play a part in convincing Washington to carry on with his patriotic duty, but also find the second kind of writing for Morgan's library: "something to send."

Award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne's young adventure series, The Magic Tree House, is immensely popular among children and teachers alike, promoting a fascination with history--and reading--no textbook can match. (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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Using their magic tree house, Jack and Annie travel back to the time of the American Revolution and help General George Washington during his famous crossing of the Delaware River.

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