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Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  8,140 ratings  ·  358 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
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
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Jenifer Jacobs
Favorite magic treehouse so far!
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Jaclyn Giordano
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
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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
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
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
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

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
•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
Andrew Lovell
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
Norberto Leyva
“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 5 of 5 stars
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.
Kodi Jones
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
This book was great, one of my faves. I loved how she took stuff from history, and made it interesting in Jack and Annie's adventures!
it is a good is descriptive and makes a movie in your mined.if you are reading this get natalie akin as your freind.

I chose to read this book because of my love for the series when I was younger and because the story of the Titanic is one of my favorites. This book (and the rest of the series) is good for younger children that are just beginning to read chapter books. I personally love this series because of how Jack and Annie have to solve puzzles left for them by Morgan. This book, in particular, is my favorite out of the series, I read it many times as a child. I enjoy how Jack and Annie, two small childre ...more
Tony N
I like the book because it just like watching a movie but reading it.
My favorite person in the book is jack because he smart and knows what to do in times were things get ugly and this book is original to the real movie.
Like the part were the ship breaks and jack and Annie have to find there way to a life boat but they can't find one and they found there way to the tip of the ship.its what a book should be like when a book read but it was some hard times where it gets hard and easy.
And they meet
awesome, and you can learn about the titanic and everyone that was on it.
Damrais Marc
This book by Mary Pope Osborne called, "Tonight on the Titanic," is very well done. The genre of the book is historical fiction. You should read it because it gives you real facts about the Titanic. I rated it three stars because I wish it would have been longer, and a lot of more facts and details. Jack and Annie are on a mission to help a friend when something goes wrong. Jack and Annie found out how to help their friend, Morgan, by clues that she gave to them. At the end, this girl named Lucy ...more
A curiously tragic Tree House tale since the fate of the Titanic’s passengers is a foregone conclusion. Osborne does a fine job fleshing out the glamorous setting, although we do not get too much information about the ship itself. And Osbourne’s handling of the actual sinking is mixed; she sort of fleshes out the tragedy of the disaster in some parts, and in others makes it sound like the sinking of an ocean liner is an everyday occurrence. And the sinking of the ship seems particularly rushed.
Mrs. Kris's Class
#2 Drew Baker's Review: Tonight on the Titanic: Monday, May 16,11 8:15

Tonight on the Titanic is a good book. I suggest you read this if you like adventures.
Tonight on the Titanic is about the two main Magic Tree House Charectors, Jack and his sister Annie. Jack and Annie go on the Titanic and see what goes on and they watch the clock and the wait untill it 2;20 in the morning because that is when the Titanic sunk. When it is 2:20 the Titanic's rear end went up and the frount went down. They me
Layal Zaidan
TITANIC is the title of the book. The authors are Mary Pope Obersone and Sal Murdocca.

This book is about a new ship that was built. This ship was going from Southamton,England, to New York City (page 27). The captain of the ship was Edward Smith (page 27). Many people enjoy traveling on his ships. He was planning to retire after the the voyage of the TITANIC (page 27).

I would like to be Anna Sofia Turja's friend because the picture in the book shows me that she is a good person. I like Ohio
Karen Peters
Tonight on the Titanic written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca is book number seventeen in the Magic Tree House series. Tonight on the Titanic is a work of historical fiction with a touch of fantasy. The Primary(P) and early Intermediate(I) reader would be the target audience for Tonight on the Titanic.

The main characters, Jack and Annie, are trying to break the spell upon a little dog named Teddy they found in the tree house. Jack and Annie must go back in time and find a s
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
This book is about Jack and Annie finding a book about the Titanic and wish to go there. They both find their way into the ship and meet some new friends. This is a story where someone from the future comes to meet the past. I would want little kids to read this too.

This book is to entertain the audience by showing the Titanic, Jack and Annie on this adventure to find a object on the Titanic to save their friend Merland. Also this book is about how
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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.” 0 likes
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