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Magic Tree House: #1-4 (Magic Tree House #1-4)

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Get ready for a world of adventure with the first four titles in the beloved Magic Tree House series!

Jack and his little sister Annie are just two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. Then they discover a mysterious tree house packed with all sorts of books...and their lives are never the same! Soon they are traveling through time and space in the magic tree house a...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published May 29th 2001 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published July 24th 1996)
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Maya Orama
This book was about this boy nam e jack and this girl. Name Annie and then jack and Annie was waking in the forest And Then Annie said look a tree hose and then jack clim up to and then jack saw a thrall Tavares and then and then Annie Clim up the magic tree hose and then Annie was going on the tragic and then jack pick up a timer and then jack. ow Saw iota of diner savers and then jack ran because Annie all mossy fell Downey and then jack saw a diner core and Then jack Was around the tree and t...more
Chris
I read this one to the kids at bedtime. They thoroughly enjoyed it and frequently asked me to read it to them. I can't say for sure how many nights it took, but probably a couple nights per story, and there are four stories in this collection. The book is intermixed with nice little illustrations which the kids also enjoyed. On that note, my kids are ages 6, 4, and 2 and they all seemed to like it equally. The protagonists are a boy and a girl, so I wouldn't say that the book is geared toward ei...more
Heidi
I'd probably give these 4 stars, but my reluctant reader LOVES them. These are the first chapter books that he has been excited about. A brother and sister stick together through all kinds of adventures and learn about different times and places (dinosaurs, mummies, the amazon, egypt, etc.). It takes us two 25-30 minute readings to finish a book together. There is usually a picture in each chapter, which is kind of fun too.
Julie
Grace (6) likes some of these books, but Lily (4) loves them. She has already read 4 and is currently reading another one. She can't get enough. Of course, she can't read them by herself yet, but even with just a few pictures she has loved having these books read to her at night. She begs for more chapters. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars because it's not that well written and all the books pretty much follow the exact same formula. The only thing that changes is the location. Good for kids, but kind...more
Nikki  King
So this will we a review of every Magic Tree House book EVER. I LOVED this series growing up. My life practically revolved around going to the library to get the next book! I stopped reading after #34 where they were coming out new and I had to wait forever for the library to get them and i was growing up and reading new things. I slowly forgot about this beloved series and was on to bigger and better things (Magic Tree house wasn't exactly a challenging read for any 5th-9th grader lol but the o...more
sh(e)reader
My youngest (1st grade) is showing an interest in reading. This series always gets good reviews as a good "chapter" book starter. My older kids have read a few of them here and there but they never totally clicked (nothing much clicks with my boys). But #5 seems to be liking this reading stuff (yea!). We read the first three books together, then we decided he could read them on his own. He's basically been reading a book a day. I will usually still grab the book and quickly read it myself (it ta...more
Lauren
We're reading the Magic Treehouse with Leif. It's perfect for him. At three/four, he's ready for stories with more plot/story, but still wants pictures. These chapters are short, and have a good arc to them, and there are pictures throughout the book. When we have a little time we read one or two chapters, but we can make it through a book in an evening if he wants to. At his age, we change a few lines (eg "I'm going to kill you" to "I'm going to hurt you") but for the most part they're exactly...more
Ak
May 19, 2014 Ak added it
I read this such a long time ago! I honestly really liked these books when I was younger. I think these books sort of made me the person I am today. It really got me into fantasy and magic. Ummm, overall, they were cute books that hold lots of information!!
Intrepid47
I personally did not like this series as a 12 year old, but I remember in about 1st grade, I was obsessed with all of the non stop action and drama. I loved all of the magical tree and house and wizard stuff too. Yet, as I said, that was 1st grade.
Beth
Jun 21, 2014 Beth rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: daniel
These are our first chapter books. Kids Jack and Annie discover a magic treehouse that is a portal to other times and places. It's a nice mix of fantasy, science,and history. Plots are engaging for 6 year old
Kelly
My 3 year old is loving these as his first read aloud chapter books. He loves adventure and the story is engaging without being too wordy. I'm sure he will live reading these himself when he is older.
Kim Moss
I read these with my three and five year-olds. They loved them, and there's so much content, you'll be able to have meaningful discussions about history, geography, nature, and character. Love the series!
Natalie
I absolutely loved reading this series when I was growing up. This series was actually what got me to be the avid reader that I am today. I stopped reading the series avter Christmas in Camelot since I started getting interested in expanding my library. Today I had a hard time deciding what to read and then remembered the series. When I found out that Mrs. Osbourne has written over 40 books for this series I decided I would read the series again and keep reading it until the day she finishes it....more
Marcus
Very formulaic, but reading them out loud won me lots of points with the four year old crowd :)
Nathan
I really like the first four books.I would like to finish the series.
Julie
The best things about these books is the EASE. Great confidence boosters for brand new readers.
Sophia Stachnik
this is the worst book ever dont read it its horrible!
Melanie
My 6 year old little girl loves these!
Sara
These books are are a great start to reading for my daughter. Short, interesting, predictable. Me? Not so much. After the same plot, unchanging characters, by book four it's a chore.
Logan
Sep 05, 2014 Logan added it
Phenomenal series!
Fremeco
This book is the best
Pierce
These books were ok and could have stopped repeating the same sequence every book. It would show they found a clue and then marie and jack would have to find the clue and bring it back to this majical wizard to cast a spell for their next adventure. Some of these book were ok but I know they could have done better on the sequence. Overall it was a average book series so far. Once you get into the 40's then you start seeing some change in the sequence. I am average about this series I think they...more
Amanda
I LOVE this book
Wylie
All the Magic Tree House series books are especially wonderful for children at the point where they can truly read on their own and begin to devour books by the truck load! These books have some wonderful magic (time travel) and history from the perspective of children. Also, a printable passport at http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/magic... lets your child answer a 3 question quiz when they complete a book and then print out a passport to cut and glue in their own passport book.
Kris at Book Wishes
I love the Magic Tree House books these are a must for our library at home so fun to read!!!!
McKinney
The Magic Tree House series, it seems, is never-ending, so I'll save myself time and just review these ones: These are excellent, easy reads, informative and engaging for elementary schoolers. I myself learned an incredible amount about history through these books, and generations of children after me are still utilizing them. Mary Pope Osbourne definitely knows exactly how to write for children.
Montana Bluford
magic tree house mummies in the morning was a good fit book for me i read it at school and than i took it home and i finnished at night evan though i did not like the cover i still read it and i liked it i never now that i was in to magic tree house that much but mabe it was in that preticalur book iv never read a book like that befor i wil give it 5 stars
Seikaiha
I read this ebook as one for my reading challenge, 100 books a year starting last summer. Well, I'm an adult but non-native in English, so these kinds of books are a great help, not just for reading itself. I enjoyed the audiobook version earlier, and loved the author's recording.
Hunter
The very first book series I started reading as a kid. I was a 8 year old kid looking forward to going to the library just so I can get another Magic Treehouse book. The library is long gone, but I still remember exactly what shelf the books were on even after 15 years have past. Great series with great locations.
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Good audio books for kids? 2 4 Aug 23, 2011 06:34PM  
  • Titanic (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #7)
  • Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones, #1-4)
  • The Field Guide and The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1-2)
  • The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries, #2)
  • Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids
  • Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
  • The Ugly Pumpkin
  • Mooseltoe
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller
  • Best of All
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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.
More about Mary Pope Osborne...
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1) The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, #2) Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, #3) Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, #4) Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, #5)

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“Jack. “It’s a picture of these woods!” 2 likes
“frantically. Where was his backpack? “Go!” said a guard, giving him a push. Jack went. Down they marched, down the long, dark hallway. Squinty, Annie, Mustache, Jack, and Red. Down a narrow, winding staircase. Jack heard Annie shouting at the guards. “Dummies! Meanies! We didn’t do anything!” The guards laughed. They didn’t take her seriously at all. At the bottom of the stairs was a big iron door with a bar across it. Squinty pushed the bar off the door. Then he shoved at the door. It creaked open. Jack and Annie were pushed into a cold, clammy room. The fiery torch lit the dungeon. There were chains hanging from the filthy walls. Water dripped from the ceiling, making puddles on the stone floor. It was” 2 likes
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