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Hour of the Olympics

by Mary Pope Osborne

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Series: Magic Tree House (16)

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Yet another blast from the past for me: Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne is a sweet, middle grade read.

This historical series makes learning fun and interesting in a fictional way. Don't enjoy non-fiction books but still want to learn? This series can help your middle grade readers! This book does focus on girls and women in Greece and how they weren't allowed many options to learn or participate in events. I think this is an interesting way to bring this up to young readers.

I wouldn't recommend jumping in with this book. It's not the best story out of all of the ones I've read so far but it is good as part of a series.

Overall, this is a good middle grade book!

Two out of five stars. ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
This book is a great read for elementary aged kids. It has loads of adventure and suspense with black and white illustrations every few pages of each chapter. it starts out with siblings Jack and Annie, residents of Pennsylvania, who wonder to their secret spot-their magic treehouse. In the past series (prologue) they typically go to this special place before sunrise and after their parents are asleep or busy with other tasks. They discovered this treehouse being full of books, and the most important one of all was magic. In this magic book all they would need to do to travel to a foreign world is to say, "I wish I were (place they wished to go)" and it would magically transport them to their destination. This time, it was Ancient Greece. They instantly arrived in Ancient Greece wearing a tunic and sandals, fitting for their new setting. The Olympic games were starting and girls were no place for these such games. There they were introduced to Plato, who befriended them and explained what was going on. After learning girls could not attend the Olympics, Annie had other ideas. She took armor from the theatre and dressed as a soldier in the game. After the crowd realized it was a girl, Annie became in great danger. Thankfully, a white flying horse (Pegasus) rescued Annie and Jack and brought them back to the treehouse where they were safe again. ( )
  AshleyNettleton | Feb 16, 2023 |
Jack and Annie are back at it again. This time they are leaving the tree house and going to the Olympic games in Greece. When Annie tells Jack to go ahead and go without her, Jack knows she is up to something, but at this time, Jack does not know what that is. Will Jack and Annie make it to the games, or will they be involved in trouble? ( )
  tiffanie.skersick | Jan 17, 2023 |
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  PBEBOOKS | Jan 10, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mary Pope Osborneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brovelli, MarcelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masson, PhilippeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murdocca, SalIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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