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Synopsis: The adventures that started it all! Newly bound together, the first four books of the fan-favorite chapter-book series are the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.
The story begins with Dinosaurs Before Dark, when Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house filled with books and a trip back to the time of the dinosaurs follows. In The Knight at Dawn, Jack and Annie are in the Great Hall of a castle; a feast is under way, but they aren’t exactly welcome guests. When the tree house whisks them back to ancient Egypt in Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie must help a long-dead queen solve a puzzle. And in Pirates Past Noon, Jack and Annie find a secret map that leads to buried treasure and ruthless pirates! Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians all over the world with her New York Times bestselling series.
Review: I have loved the Magic Tree House series for as long as I can remember. I started reading when I was very young so this series was always one of my favorites to start reading. I recently re-read the first four books in the series and I still love these books. The first books follows Jack and Annie as they find a magic tree house and they are transported into the land of the dinosaurs. The second book Jack and Annie go and discover a land with castles and knights. The third book Jack and Annie decide to go visit Ancient Egypt and see the land of the pyramids. The fourth book they travel back in time to visit the pirates.I really enjoyed that this series had a collection of the first 4 e-books, I thought this was extremely helpful and I hope that more series continue this trend. I would rather have the series compiled in one giant e-book than having 4 or 5 different e-books. I absolutely love this series still and I will be reading this series to my niece and nephew in the next coming weeks. I love that these books have educational lessons in history as well as providing interesting reads for young children. I think it is very important to start children reading as soon as possible while still keeping them interested in books. I would recommend this series to anyone who has young children who are beginning reading and who like adventures with dinosaurs, knights, pirates, and pyramids. I would give this book collection 4.5 out of 5 stars.
About the Author: Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.