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Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9,156 Ratings  ·  396 Reviews
Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the "Titanic." Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 23rd 1999 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published February 20th 1999)
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Rick Silva
Nov 05, 2015 Rick Silva rated it really liked it
The Kiddo (age 6) brought this home from his school library and I read it out loud to him. He has an interest in the story of the Titanic. This was my first introduction to Mary Pope Osbourne's Magic Tree House series, and I have to say I was impressed.

The main characters, Jack and Annie (ages 8 and 7) are "Master Librarians" for a magical treehouse library run by Morgan Le Fey (No, really.). The books in the treehouse allow the kids to travel through time with a few basic anti-paradox rules in
Alicia Ard
Feb 04, 2013 Alicia Ard rated it it was amazing
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Nathan Kaczmarek
May 19, 2016 Nathan Kaczmarek rated it liked it
The magic tree house book, Tonight on the Titanic was a decent book. It was interesting, with some adventure, and was educational all at the same time. It took place on the Titanic the day it sank. The date of April 14, 1912. The characters Jack and Annie get taken to the Titanic in there magic tree house. They were sent there to get a gift to free a dog from a spell. In order to find out if they save anyone, themselves, or get a gift to free the dog, you will have to read.
I liked how the author
Jenifer Jacobs
May 21, 2015 Jenifer Jacobs rated it really liked it
Favorite magic treehouse so far!
Aug 26, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
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Jaclyn Giordano
Feb 01, 2010 Jaclyn Giordano rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne is Book #17 in the Magic Tree House series featuring brother and sister Jack and Annie. This chapter book is intended for readers in grades one through three. I gave it four stars. This chapter book is a book of historical fiction, factually recounting the night that the Titanic sank as Annie and Jack try to learn the truth behind this sad event. The Magic Tree House has brought Jack and Annie into the pages of a Titanic book, putting them onto the il ...more
This installment of the Magic Tree House Series was a bit heavy to say the least. Dealing with Titanic's very modern tragedy felt more real and harsh than any of the previous books. The only book in the series that I have to compare it to is Vacation Under the Volcano, where Jack and Annie visit Pompeii just before it is buried in volcanic ash. While also a massive tragedy, the Titanic is far closer to us in time and therefore has more of a emotional pull in our collective conscious as adults. I ...more
Chris Flores
May 06, 2016 Chris Flores rated it it was amazing
I like is book because it is scary sometimes. jack and Annie are in for an exciting scary adventure and sad adventure when the magic tree house whisk them back to the decks of the titanic. I recommend this book to jairo because he used to like this series in second grade.
May 19, 2015 Magnus rated it really liked it
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I had the hardest time not laughing the whole way through this one. A character named Jack on the Titanic... a girl getting onto and then off of a lifeboat so she can stay with Jack... being given a gift out of the pocket of an overcoat...

It's a good thing that it's likely none of my students will have seen James Cameron's movie Titanic, otherwise I'm sure they'd get as little out of this as I did.

Interesting story still, and as historically accurate as the rest of the series. I also like the ne
Jul 05, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
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Mar 11, 2016 Stefano rated it it was amazing
It’s no coincidence that Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s epic blockbuster, Titanic, and Jack in the Magic Tree House (MTH) saga share a name. In much the same vein, they both begin their journeys as novices and eventually blossom into Jacks-of-all-trades—one at painting beautiful French girls and the other at saving the day. Only by immersing oneself into this unique and terrifying quest can the reader discover whether or not the two Jacks will share the same fate. I won’t spoil anything, but MTH ...more
Michelle Hessler
In Tonight on the Titanic, Mary Pope Osborne creates a wonderful story of a brother and sister who go on wonderful adventures in their magical treehouse. In this book Jack and Annie travel back in time to the Titanic. Jack and Annie try their hardest throughout the story to prevent the tragic event that occurred. They begin their journey with a mission to find something for their friend Morgan. Morgan sends Jack and Annie on all of their adventures and on each adventure they must collect an item ...more
Amanda Megee
Title: Tonight On The Titanic
Author: Mary Pope Osbourne
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Genre: Historic Realistic Fiction
Theme(s): Titanic, adventure, friendship, cooperation
Opening line/sentence: “Jack opened his eyes.”
Brief Book Summary: Jack and Annie, who are avid adventurers, receive a mission from their enchantress in their treehouse telling them to go back in time. They go back into the setting of a book called The Unsinkable Ship and later realize they are on the Titanic. When the boat starts to
Veronica Wolkan
Title: Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House)
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Historical Fiction
Theme(s): Siblings, Cooperation, Teamwork, Compassion,
Opening line/sentence: “Jack opened his eyes.”
Brief Book Summary: This book is about the historic sinking of the Titanic, but has a story about two siblings, Jack and Annie who must get a gift that’s on a ship. After they travel through time, they find themselves on a ship—the Titanic! While finding the gift, the two siblings decide
Megan Cureton
Tonight on the Titanic is a story about Jack and Annie and how they have a magical tree house that belongs to Morgan le Fay. Morgan leaves Jack and Annie a new adventure for them to tackle, they have to retrieve four special things for a dog to be put out of the spell it is under. The first adventure up for Jack and Annie is a gift from a ship lost at sea. Annie picks up the first book titled "The Unsinkable Ship". Jack pointed at the cover and wished he could go there and suddenly when they ope ...more
Angela Hutchinson
The Magic Tree House series is one of my personal favorites. I love the fact that the adventures that Jack and Annie take are from books. This is a great series to show children how reading books and using imagination can bring books to life. In this particular book, Jack and Annie travel back to April 12, 1912 to the maiden and last voyage of the Titanic to help a little dog that has been put under a spell. Jack and Annie need to given gifts from different places and the first on was on a ship ...more
Rosa Cline
Jan 12, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing
This is book number 17 in the series of books the Magic Tree House. Although it is a chapter book my son and I sat and read it for about 30 minutes or so. Very interesting, keeping our attention. Just enough 'Science' to keep it educational but yet enough imagination in it to keep it fun too. Looking forward to reading some more.

This was wasn't disappointing after enjoying the first one as much as we did. Each book apparently will have a 'guide' to the two children in the book but to the reader-
Maya Orama
Dec 06, 2014 Maya Orama rated it it was amazing
This story I read today is to go save Jack and Annie's friend named lucky. It was late in the morning when Jack and Annie were rushing in the woods to get to the tree house. Finally, they arrived at the tree house. They climbed the ladder and found out they Morgan was not there. Morgan left a dog named lucky. Lucky is on a terrible spell. Morgan said to go find a book that Had the titanic written as the title in the book shelf. The book will give Jack and Annie the important directions to find t ...more
Danielle Scharen
Apr 13, 2014 Danielle Scharen rated it it was amazing

I read the 17th book out of the many in the Magic Tree House series. These books do have some order, as every group of 4 books have a special ongoing mission for Jack and Annie. However, if they are read out of order, the reader is not lost because each book is its own story and own plot line. These books are short chapter books with some pictures throughout the pages. The independent reading level for these books are usually around a second or third grade level, and as I hope to teach in
Ashley Ott
Mar 17, 2014 Ashley Ott rated it really liked it
•Summary: In this book, which is part of the magic tree house series, Jack and Annie travel into a book about the Titanic. In their adventure they brother and sister must be given a gift from someone on the ship in order to help a friend. The two decide to help anyone they can on this fateful night. They end up helping a brother and sister who didn’t know the ship was sinking and are given a gift in appreciation of their actions.
•Evaluation: These books would be good for a third gr
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
It is nice that Jack and Annie don't have to be Master Librarians in this series of four books. This time they are not looking for a scroll or old book, but for items that will help break a spell that has been cast on a dog.

Having seen the movie "Titanic", my daughter did not want to read the book. But time had passed since she had seen the movie and decided that she would give it a try, and ended up liking the book and was not scared at all.

Mary Pope Osborne does a good job of describing the
Andrew Lovell
Jun 29, 2015 Andrew Lovell rated it liked it
This is the first Magic Tree House book that I have read. I would recommend them to lower elementary aged children. The story is very simple and surprisingly didn't have many historical facts embedded into the story which I thought was a let down. The two main characters recite 3 paragraphs of historical facts about the Titanic thought the 80 pages of storyline. It is a very elementary introduction into the Titanic theme but the rest of the story consists of a pointless plot. Why is there a dog ...more
Jul 28, 2016 Lanie rated it really liked it
I was quite impressed with "tonight on the titanic" even after reading it several times as a child, this particular installment in "magic treehouse" was especially good.

it was very exciting & had a higher sense of danger & peril then usual. Maybe because it's finally an actual historical event that our young heroes have been sent to instead of just a general time period or place. & they got very close to not getting back.

This is the start to our standard 4 book arc. This one being
Norberto Leyva
Mar 19, 2013 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing
“Tonight on the Titanic” is about Jack and Annie who go through a scary, exciting, and sad adventure. They go back in time to the Titanic to break a spell on the dog named Teddy. In order to break the spell they have to find the special gift, which was a watch. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about the Titanic and likes books in a series about adventure.
Kayla Dunbar
I chose The Magic Tree House: Tonight on the Titanic. I chose this book because it is interesting and I have always loved the magic tree house book series. Basically what I said in my book commercial was that this is a book about a brother and sister, Jack and Annie. They go on many awesome adventures using their magic tree house. They can go anywhere they want to go. All they have to do is pick a place in a book and point to where and they want to go and say that is where they want to go. In th ...more
Dec 05, 2007 Cass rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie away to the decks of that ill-fated ship, the Titanic. There they must help two children find their way to a lifeboat--all while they are in danger of becoming victims of that tragic night themselves.
Ashlynn Armstrong
Apr 25, 2016 Ashlynn Armstrong rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
Jack and Annie are off on another adventure in this book. They find themselves on the titanic right as the ship hits the iceberg. They realize that they need to do whatever it takes to try to save anyone they can. They make it down to the lower decks where they find Lucy and William who they bring to safety. While doing this they lose the magic tree house and almost find themselves going down with the ship.

This book was really great and very factual. It did a great job of allowing the readers to
Mar 15, 2016 Nemanja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Pope Osborne,Magical Tree House,Tonight on the Titanic. Characters: Jack and Annie ,it is fiction book.

It is another story about Jack and Annie in their three house ,another adventure. This time it is on Titanic. They are almost owners of the magical house,few more adventures and they are done. It is very good and I like it,a lot of fun,adventure and intense. I had a lot of fun while reading it and I would suggest it to someone that is my age or younger. The best part was when they left th
Kodi Jones
Apr 29, 2014 Kodi Jones rated it it was amazing
This part of the series takes the reader to the fateful night of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. Jack and Annie befriend a dog named Teddy and it is up to them to find things on the ship to free. They know that time is precious and they must move quickly. The two escape the ship with heavy hearts, as they know the outcome of the famous sinking. This book teaches a great lesson to children; nothing is impossible. Magic Tree house books are a fantastic gateway for children to dive into history ...more
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“1) The Titanic hit the iceberg in the North Atlantic, approximately 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. 2) The Titanic was considered unsinkable because she was built with huge watertight doors to contain any possible leaks. However, when the ship hit the iceberg, six watertight compartments quickly filled up with water, dooming the ship. 3) The signal SOS was chosen as an international distress call because of the simplicity of the three letters in Morse code: three dots, three dashes, and three dots. 4) No one knows for certain exactly how long the musicians played on the Titanic, but legend says they played until the ship went down, and their last song was the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.” 5) More than 1,500 people perished in the Titanic disaster, while 705 people escaped in lifeboats and were eventually rescued by a ship named the Carpathia. 6) After the sinking of the Titanic, laws were changed so that every ship was required to have enough lifeboats to carryall its passengers. Also, the International Ice Patrol was formed, so that ships would have warning about ice conditions. 7) In 1985, a scientist named Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the undersea wreck of the Titanic.” 1 likes
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