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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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I liked this chapter book for two reasons: descriptive language and illustrations. Descriptive language allows readers to imagine what is happening in the story, so much that the readers can put themselves into the text that they are reading. Mary Pop Osborne creates an adventure with descriptive language for the main characters, Jack and Annie. For example the sentences, “He had a wool scarf around his neck. He was also wearing woolen pants that buttoned at the knees, a coat, and a hat with three corners” describes to readers all of the warm clothes that Jack was wearing. The amount of clothes and wool that Jack is dressed in helps readers imagine how cold the weather is on Jack and Annie’s adventure. Second, the chapter book includes a few illustrations. The illustrations portray what the soldiers looked like during the Revolutionary War; therefore, enhancing the story for readers. The big idea of the story is that the Revolutionary War was a difficult time for soldiers and their families; however, the harder the conflict, the more gracious the triumph. ( )
  MackenzieYee | Feb 5, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book because it gives children an insight into the Revolutionary War in a fun, exciting way. I enjoyed how the author painted the picture of how different the setting was back then compared to today by using descriptive detail about the character's outfits and surroundings. I think that Mary Pope Osbourne does a great job explaining historical moments in ways that are interesting for children, especially since some of the historical topics may seem unappealing for children. For example, the main characters Jack and Annie have many encounters with George Washington, which gives the reader a better understanding of how he led our country. A main theme in this book was perseverance, as Jack and Annie give Washington reminders to keep moving forward and to ensure his men are as well. I think that overall this is a good book for children and I really enjoyed it. ( )
  alexavecchio | Nov 28, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were amazing and the plot was so important. The two main characters, Jack and Annie, are known for their crazy adventures through time in their magic tree house. The characters have been well-developed throughout the series and this book makes the reader love them even more.I particularly liked the way Mary Pope Osbourne developed Annie. Annie is developed into that daredevil who takes chances and is brave and really gives the readers a character that they can relate too. I also loved the plot of this book because it not only told an accurate history of the revolutionary war but made it fun through fictionalized details. The children interact with a war captain, and explained "patriots" versus "redcoats." It was so cool to read along as Annie and Jack became patriots and fought alongside in the war. The main idea in this book was to tell a history in a fun way for children. I loved this book! ( )
  CasieProdoehl | Oct 27, 2015 |
Genre:_____ This is a good book that talks about the revolutionary war but it is written for children. I see it as more of an upper level because it is a chapter book, so maybe like 4th or 5th graders. The book is about how Jack and his sister Annie go back in time to the war and talk to George Washington. They need to convince Washington to keep fighting! ( )
  Rsantoyo13 | Apr 15, 2015 |
Jack and Annie are once again on an adventure of a lifetime. This time however, they have a special mission from Morgan, the librarian who the magic tree house belongs too. She needs them to find something to be sent. Jack and Annie land on the shores of the Delaware River just before General George Washington leads his men across the icy river to victory. First Jack and Annie hesitantly approach a camp sight and talk with some soldiers. After finding out Jack and Annie are from Frog Creek, one soldier gives them a letter to send to his children if he doesn't make it. Something to send! But instead of heading straight back to the tree house, the kids find their way into the boat of General George Washington himself. Jack used Washington's own words and his knowledge of the result of the ride to encourage Washington to keep going. As always, Jack and Annie soon find themselves warm, dry and safe back in the woods of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. (Fantasy)
  apoffenroth13 | Apr 14, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679890688, Paperback)

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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