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Viking Ships at Sunrise (1998)

by Mary Pope Osborne

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All I have to say is... IRELAND. Hehehehe... ( )
  ladypembroke | Nov 22, 2014 |
There are three main reasons why I like this book. I like this book because it is a sequel. As young readers, children really enjoy reading novels where the plot changes but the characters stay consistent. The Magic Tree House series are fascinating and intriguing. They tend to leave the reader wanting more. This particular story had a great plot, inviting both suspense and resolutions. Another reason why I like this book are the characters themselves. Osborne did an excellent job by developing the characters to be portrayed as thrill-seeking siblings, who both have a love for adventure. Annie and Jack are both young but motivated children who have a passion for exploration. They love learning new things and their courageous attitudes makes the reader fall in love. Lastly, this book is a good read because of its fiction fantasy style of writing. Young readers love to read about events that could never happen. Imagination is key when reading these stories. The magic tree house has its mystical powers that allows Annie and Jack to travel to wherever they wish. If this isn't an eye-catching story concept then I do not know what would be. The overall message of this book is to follow your instincts whether it be right or wrong. The idea was to complete the mission that Morgan le Fay assigned for the two children. ( )
  bigkristin | Nov 5, 2014 |
Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15) by Mary Pope Osborne. In this story of the Magic Treehouse series, Jack and Annie are transported to Ireland. They have an adventure complete with Vikings and a monk who helps them along the way.
I found this book to be interesting. I wish it have depicted more of Irelands nature and Viking traditions.
For story extenders we would talk about Islands and ships. I would add Styrofoam Islands[Styrofoam inserts that were used to pack electronics in a box] to the sand water table. We could also have a boat race from boat made in the art area from egg cups, ivory soap bars and other floatables as well as collage materials. ( )
  imamarie | Oct 25, 2014 |
This book is a great way to transition readers to reading chapter books. It takes readers on an adventure while instilling in them a love of reading. First, the plot instantly captures the attention of readers as the main characters embark on a magical journey to Ancient Ireland to complete a mission. The two main characters travel back in time in order to get a very important ancient book, which is very exciting and thrilling to read about since it is fantasy. Young readers would be very engaged by the supernatural and magical components. Next, there are several pictures throughout the book, which makes it easier for students to visualize and comprehend what is going on in the text. If they are having difficulty with the words or overwhelmed by the long passages in the text, the pictures serve as a nice break for them while still engaging them in the story. Additionally, this book teaches readers about the Dark Ages in Ancient Ireland through the dialogue. For example, Jack carries around a book with him that he refers to in order to complete his mission. One passage he read stated “The early Middle Ages were once known as the ‘Dark Ages’ because learning and culture nearly vanished throughout Europe. Scholars today praise the brave Irish monks who helped keep Western civilization alive” (pg. 12). If readers have a particular interest in the topic, they will be engaged by learning through the plot about different facts regarding Ancient Ireland. There is also a list of additional facts about Ireland and Vikings after the story ends. This is great for extending knowledge about the topic, as well as bookending the story by following up with facts that readers can easily remember after an exciting story. The main purpose of this book is to transition early readers to chapter books and provide them with knowledge about Vikings and Ancient Ireland through a fantasy story. ( )
  Sulick1 | Apr 17, 2014 |
Jack and Annie traveled back to the Dark Ages of Europe tried to save the book with title:Serpens Magna of Ireland Long Ago. They met brother Patric who took them to the monastery of the monk. Jack and Annie met Brother Michael who was on his way finishing the book that Jack and Annie were looking for. Because the Viking was coming, Brother Michael decided to handed them the unfinished book which contain many but not all story of Ireland. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Apr 23, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679890610, Paperback)

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

"Beware of Vikings!"

warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in Viking Ships at Sunrise.

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to a monastery in medieval Ireland, where they try to retrieve a lost book while being menaced by Viking raiders.

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