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Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998)

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authors: Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Series: Magic Tree House (12)

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This is a early chapter book that tells the adventures of a brother and sister who are taken on incredible journeys by a Master Librarian. This book is an informational text and a fantasy text. It tells the story of two siblings who are woken up by an owl and taken to their magic tree house where they are transported to the Arctic. While in the Arctic they meet a polar bear and learn many facts about the land they are in and the animals and people who live there.
  ecarlson2014 | Apr 4, 2015 |
Not a bad end to that particular story line. I had fun with the riddles in this set, although this last one was harder because it wasn't easily guessed before getting into the story. ( )
1 vote ladypembroke | Nov 22, 2014 |
I liked the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime”. One aspect I liked about this book was the writing. The writing was very descriptive and flowed really well. “The snowdrifts looked like giant white sculptures as the sun slipped behind the frozen hills. Then a full orange moon rose in the sky.” Another aspect I liked about this book was the few illustrations it had. The illustrations accurately portrayed what Jack and Annie were doing. The big idea of this book is to allow for adventure. Jack and Annie go on many adventures throughout the night. ( )
  amulve2 | Nov 20, 2014 |
The children's book, Polar Bears Past Bedtime taught me a lot about the arctic. The Magic Tree House series has very educational books but these books present educational information in such a fun and engaging way for children. I also really like how at the end of the book, the author lists all the facts that you learned while reading the book.

There's always a fun adventure when it comes to the Magic Tree House series. In this book Annie and Jack go on an adventure to the Arctic! Once they arrive they meet a seal hunter who helps them through the cold tundra and educates them on everything in the arctic. Annie and Jack get separated from the seal hunter and encounter some polar bears as well as cracking ice. Will they use what they learned from the seal hunter to get back to safety or will they become polar bear dinner? ( )
  mnorth2 | Sep 7, 2014 |
In my opinion the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” by Mary Pope Osborne is an engaging chapter book for young students to read. First, the plot is organized and well paced allowing students to make predictions about what will happen in the story. For example, when Jack hears an owl hooting at his window young students may be able to predict that they are going to soon go to the magic tree house for an adventure. Second, the book pushes readers to think about factual information of the arctic as well as the characteristics of the region. “The word ‘igloo’ means ‘house’ in the language of native Arctic people. The house is built with blocks of snow.” This gives readers insight about the Arctic while telling certain things you may find there. The big idea of the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” revolves around the Arctic and teamwork to solve adventures! ( )
  rschin1 | Apr 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067988341X, Paperback)

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

It's icicle city . . .

when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them? Or will Jack and Annie become frozen dinners?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.

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