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A Good Night for Ghosts

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authors: Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Series: Merlin Missions (14), Magic Tree House (Merlin Missions 14)

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Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."
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GR: Q
GL: 2.6
DRA: 40
Lexile: 490L
  Infinityand1 | Aug 2, 2016 |
This book, while not the best book, did thread history with fantasy and in the end, I ended up liking it. The descriptive language, the believable characters, and how the plot was organized made me like this book. What first got me to like this book was how the author used descriptive language to explain how the environment felt. A clear example of this is when she was describing the thunderstorm that was coming ,she said it "felt heavy and thick" and that "thunder rumbled" in the distance, letting her reader picture the storm that was approaching. While this got me engaged, I kept reading because of how believable the characters were, even the characters in the past. She does this by having them speak in the slang language of that time, like "mighty fine" and "thanks a million." The characters do not stray from their correct speech patterns for that time. The final reason I read this book through to the end was how well the plot was organized and executed. The best example of this is that the main characters never stopped trying to be friends with the guy they had to help nor left his side. This allowed a bonded to be formed through the book, instead of the author just having one be created instantaneously. The big message behind this book was to never give up on your dreams, because you never know what will become of them. ( )
  taylorsmith11 | Oct 23, 2015 |
Jack and Annie arrive in New Orleans, Louisiana ---back in time---1915! The tree house has taken them into another mysterious place--and time--the eve of All Saints Day. Since both children have a notebook full of stories about ghosts, this place is the best place the tree house could have taken them in the month of November of any year!
  BerneAcademy | Apr 28, 2015 |
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Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

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