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Abe Lincoln At Last! (Magic Tree House #47)

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

Are you ready for a presidential adventure?

Jack and Annie are! They are trying to get a special feather that will help save Merlin’s baby penguin, Penny. When the magic tree house whisks them back to Washington, D.C., in 1861, Jack can’t wait to mee
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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midnightfaerie
My 6 yr old is becoming a voracious reader and his teacher recommended this series so I picked up a few from the library. My son loves it. Magic and fun and adventure rolled into a chapter book that's easy to read, yet challenging enough that he's not bored. Many of these are educational as well, focusing on a particular point in history such as a president's reign, or a location, like Ireland in this one, which goes really well with his geography and history lessons. He's loving it, and already ...more
Wayne S.
Jack and Annie need to find four items to help save Merlin’s pet baby penguin named Penny. They already have an emerald rose from Mogul India and a flower from Alpine Switzerland. Now, they must go back in time to Washington, DC, in 1861, meet President Abraham Lincoln, and collect a feather to help break the spell on Penny. When they are frustrated in their attempts to see Lincoln, they take a magic potion which whisks them away from the White House to the wilderness where they meet a boy who c ...more
Keri
The Magic Tree House Series is a wonderful series for emergent readers. It contains researched facts, suspenseful adventures, and moral messages. The books can spark an interest in a subject for many new readers. Often, non-fiction fact books accompany the fiction books. A teacher or parent can rest assured the books will be appropriate for the age group in terms of theme. A brother, Jack, and a sister, Annie, travel to different time periods via a Magic Tree House. They have an adventure, usual ...more
Shelli
Mary Pope Osborne O how I love you so! In this Magic Tree House adventure Jack and Annie are 3/4 of the way done on their mission to help Teddy reverse a spell that turned Merlin the Magician's beloved penguin Penny to stone. Their clue this time is to "go back in time and be given a feather from a hero's hand, than use that same feather to give that hero hope." Confusing much? Yes! And of course you will have to read to find out how Jack and Annie solve that riddle. However I'll give you a hint ...more
blmagm
First Jack and Annie don't know that Tad and Willie, two boys they've met on the White House lawn, are President Lincoln's sons. Then they don't understand that "Sam," a boy they meet in the countryside, is really a young Abraham Lincoln. However, all comes out right in the end when Lincoln gives the time traveling pair a feather they need to complete their mission, and they in turn give him a written message of hope. Children will need to read the nonfiction companion rather than this to learn ...more
Rll52014_barb_zachwieja
The Magic Tree House series is a quality series for young readers, ages 6 to 9. In the series, the main characters, sister and brother, Annie and Jack, travel through time thanks to a magic tree house they found in Frog Creek woods near their house. In this adventure, they travel to the time of Abraham Lincoln to receive a feather from him. This feather will help undo a spell that had turned a penguin into a statue. So far the children have collected two of the four special objects that will und ...more
Nick
Target Audience: 3-6

Summary:
Jack and Annie find themselves in 1861, searching for a feather that will save a penguin. During their adventure, they meet Abraham Lincoln and learn of his efforts towards our nation. As they go on, they are sent even farther back in time, and are introduced to Sam, an orphan. Jack and Annie must choose whom they want to help and how. They must also remember their original goal as well, to find the feather!

Discussion:
1. If you could travel back in time, where would
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Amanda Bonbrisco
"Abe Lincoln at Last" by Mary Pope Osborne is one of the Magic Tree House series. The two children, Jack and Annie, are the main characters who go back in time to see Abe Lincoln to give him a message. Along the way, they learn many new things about the past, even more so than they had expected. There are interesting facts dropped throughout the book which makes a great way for kids to learn. The story also has a theme of perseverance and hope.


I recommend this story to young children ages 6 and
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Valerie Barnhart
A book from the Magic Tree House series that focuses on the life of Abraham Lincoln. This book is suggested as an independent reading selection. Reading level is 3-5, but interest level is 2-4.

I selected this book for Natalie because she shared that she is interested in famous people and would love to meet Abraham Lincoln. Her interest in history, adventure, and mystery are areas covered in this book. She included that she owns some of the Magic Tree House books, so I felt this book would be he
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Calvin  Kwon
Jack and Annie want to meet Abraham Lincoln and they saw him but never met him. in their treehouse they had a magic bottle so they made a wish. But they ended up with a boy named Sam! Sam was very nice, he gave food to Jack and Annie but sam hurt his head. BADLY! So they had to do his chore's but before they knew it, time ran out and in front of them there was a TALL man and... IT WAS LINCOLN! Read this book to find out who he really was.

7/11/14
Shaurya
Jack and Annie are awesome
Ms. Yingling
Jake and Annie are on a mission-- Teddy has put a spell on Merlin's penguin penny and needs Jack and Annie to break it by finding objects through history. They head out one morning before school and end up at the White House, where they need to meet with Lincoln. They meet two rowdy boys who say that they will introduce them to the president, but he ends up having to many meetings. Jack and Annie are sucked back into another place and meet a boy on a horse. Sam agrees to introduce them to Lincol ...more
Ms. McCall
As the most recent addition to the Magic Tree House: Merlin’s Mission series, Lincoln at Last serves as not only a fictionalized look into what the times were like when Abraham Lincoln was in office, but also at his harsh childhood and how his character developed from a young age. Annie and Jack’s journey in this book first takes them to the White House where they unknowingly befriend Lincoln’s sons, which seems historically accurate in that Willie and Tad’s personalities are fleshed so fully i ...more
07Marcus Bishop
Jack and Annie are now on another mission, but this time they have to find Abraham Lincoln. But not only that, but they also have to find a feather from a great hero. When they get where they need to go, they land out in front of the white house. When they get out of the tree house, they meet two boys, Ted, and Will. Ted, is younger than Will, and Jack thinks that he is really annoying, But when Ted tells Jack and Annie that he can help them meet the president, Jack seems to have no choice but t ...more
Dolly
Apr 29, 2012 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the 47th book in the Magic Tree House series and the third of four books in this Merlin Missions mini-series where Jack and Annie go on four quests to get items to help save Penny the penguin. If you aren't already a fan, I recommend that you start the series at the beginning, or at least at book #29 when the "Merlin Missions" begin.

We have read all of the stories in this series and we really like them. We started the series so long ago that our youngest doesn't remember all of the tale
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Rll595ag_thomasjakovlic
Allright, first and foremost this is very much a fantasy story set with a nearly entirely American theme. Mary Pope Osborne is an American from the state of Conneticut, and this book is all about how Jack and Annie from Frog Creek, PA go into their treehouse to provide America's iconic president, Abraham Lincoln, with a feather quill. The quill will act plot device to move the storyline forward and provide Mr. Lincoln with inspiration to maintain the course, write his great speeches at many batt ...more
Robin Breazeale
This book was awesome

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Leslie
I hadn't read a Magic Tree House book since my kids read them many years ago. They are very popular with elementary school students so I wanted to revisit this series. Jack and Annie continue their adventures traveling through time. Nice story, fun introduction to historical fiction for young readers. The author did the audio version and it was disappointing.
Mindy
This is another fun installment in the magic tree house series. My children and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln and his childhood. The addition of magic and fantasy adds to the charm of this series. We enjoyed yet another adventure with Jack and Annie and their magic tree house.
Laura Sims
A continuation of the Merlin Series where brother and sister Jack and Annie travel back to 1861 a week after the Lincolns have moved into the White House just prior to the Civil War. The siblings are on a quest to find an item to break a spell cast on their friend Merlin’s penguin Penny - - a feather, which they are supposed to retrieve from President Lincoln himself and “use it wisely to give him hope – the hope he needs to heal his land.” As soon as they arrive in Washington, D. C., they meet ...more
Sarah W
I think being the child of a Civil War buff hurt my enjoyment of this book as I have been to many historical Lincoln locations and heard about Lincoln's family so much. Some of the facts were bothering me from page 5 with overgeneralization (Lincoln on his own could not outlaw slavery).

I was also surprised Jack didn't take any real fact notes in this book and how little he knew about Abe Lincoln. I was expecting him to supply information and help puzzle things out. Most of my previous exposure
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Estella
This book is so surprising!
Nathaniel Mckenzie
It was interesting. There was this magic they could use. They each took a drink of a bottle. When Abraham Lincoln was little he said I could recognize you and it was really funny.
Seth
jack and annie met abraham lincoln! he gave them a feather and ink. abe lincoln got kicked by a horse! abe lincoln had a bunk bed. jack and annie did his chores!
Heather
This review is from my son. (We read the story together.)
I really like Jack and Annie books. My favorite ones are about the Civil War and the Revolutionary War, but this one is good too. I didn't know Abe Lincoln liked to play practical jokes. He pretends his name is Sam when he's a kid, and Jack and Annie don't know it's really Abraham Lincoln. It was cool that President Lincoln gave them the feather pen, and they gave him a message of hope.
(The first question he asked me when we finished the
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Aprils
This book didn't tell me very much about the Civil War. I think it might have needed more information.
Christopher
More Jack and Annie. The challenge of this book is for our time-travelling heroes to bring hope to a worried President Lincoln as he sets-out to start his presidency. This has a few first, including the first by stander to get into the treehouse (Tad Lincoln's kinda brat), and the first time-travel within a time-travel episode (very "Inception" Ms. Osborne).

When all's said and done though, if I was travelling back in time to meet Abe Lincoln, I'm not sure that could restrain myself from telling
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Lisa Ard
Jack and Annie are back at it - traveling through time in their magical tree house. This time they meet Abraham Lincoln as a boy and man. Their mission is to collect something from the past to help Merlin. They don't know what that thing is, but they are used to this kind of adventure. Along the way, readers will learn about Abraham Lincoln, the start of the Civil War, life in a log cabin and much more.

Fans of the Magic Tree House series will not be disappointed. Be sure to check out Magic Tree
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Caleb Mckenzie
I LIKED ABE LINCOLN AT LAST
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