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The Great Shark Escape (The Magic School Bus Chapter Books #7)

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  2,295 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A class trip to the aquarium winds up in the depths of the ocean as Ms. Frizzle's class must escape the jaws of a great white shark! During their adventure, Ms. Frizzle teaches the class about different shark species, including the goblin shark, angel shark, whale shark, and others. Illustrations.
Paperback, 86 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2000)
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In this book, Arnold escapes from a Goblin shark. The magic school bus traveled inside a Tiger shark. I liked the part when the class saw all the bones inside the Tiger shark's stomach. The smallest shark in the world is the Pygmie shark. It will fit in the palm of your hand! The fastest shark in the world is the Lemon shark. It is called a Lemon shark because of the deep yellow color on it's stomach. I liked the part when they escaped from the Great White shark. The escaped by hooking up to ano ...more
Sarah Sammis
Ms. Frizzle the vampire promises her class a normal field trip to the local aquarium only to find that it is closed for repairs. What to do? Of course, transform the bus, endanger the students and take them on a deep sea adventure!

The facts presented in this book are almost identical to Cole's older book, Hungry, Hungry Sharks except now they are dressed up in the trappings of The Magic School Bus. I wouldn't have noticed the similarities if I hadn't read the books back to back.

Both books teach
Adiva Siddeky
I would not like to share this book because Arnold got attacked by a goblin shark. What I liked in the book was that Arnold was a hero by detaching the sub from the Mako shark. What I didn't like in the book was that Arnold's whole class even Ms. Fizzle and Mr. Hill, the owner of the Aquarium was a Tiger Shark's dinner. The book was interesting because I learned many facts about sharks.
I read this with my son at bedtime last week. He loved it! The Magic School Bus books are terrific at combining the fun of fiction with facts about the topic. I've read many of the Magic School Bus "picture books" but had never read one of the chapter books. I'll definitely be picking up more of these.
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Taylor Destito

The Magic School Bus books and TV episodes have been a hit among children since they first came out, and The Great Shark Escape is no exception. In this book, the children in Ms. Frizzle’s class have to pick a marine animal to write a report about. To give them some inspiration, Ms. Frizzle plans a field trip to the aquarium. Unfortunately, there was an accident at the aquarium and it had to be shut down for the day. But of course that doesn’t disappoint Ms. Frizzle. She decides to change the bu

Apr 05, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
We've read all of the Magic School Bus picture-books that we can find and now we're working our way through the Magic School Bus chapter books too. We just love the Friz and her class; the characters feel like old friends to us.

This story takes us to the ocean to see several types of sharks. It has a lot of factual information about the different sizes, food sources and areas where various sharks live. There's a lot of excitement and danger in this tale and we enjoyed reading it together.
I think it is good
Rebecca Brown
I loved this book. It was interesting and a great informational book. There was lots of information about sharks and other ocean life. This is a great book to teach kids about some ocean life.
Magic School Bus Chapter Books are not very interesting or well written. Their only redeeming quality is getting kids who like Magic School Bus picture books weaned off of them.
Violet Goldberg
Favorite part: When Arnold saved the class when he drove the submarine bus to get off the shark.

I liked it because I like to read and I like science. I learned that rays are sharks.
My 4 year old loves these chapter books. He really enjoyed this one.
Feb 14, 2008 Rohmah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Cara yang asyik dan mudah belajar sains buat anak-anak.
science supplementary material for the classroom.
I learned about Goblin Sharks.
Arnold was never THAT brave!
Cool book! :)
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