Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, #17)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  6,928 ratings  ·  307 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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Tonight on the Titanic, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Tonight on the Titanic

Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope OsborneA Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope OsborneHour of the Olympics by Mary Pope OsbornePolar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope OsborneLeprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne
Magic Tree House
22nd out of 56 books — 33 voters
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope OsborneAfternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope OsborneLions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope OsborneThe Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope OsborneTonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
Magic Tree House Series
5th out of 16 books — 10 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Alicia Ard
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
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...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...more
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...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.
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.

awesome, and you can learn about the titanic and everyone that was on it.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
these audiobooks are delightful and clever with their educational facts. what a great combination for parents to share with their young children. i previewed (from the library) the audio selection for books 17-24 (tonight on the titanic, buffalo before breakfast, tigers at twilight, dingoes at dinnertime, civil war on sunday, revolutionary war on wednesday, twister on tuesday, and earthquake in the early morning).

each story is filled with adventure and a subtle empowering effect to the children...more
Takaya Ueno
Tonight on the Titanic is one of the greatest book I have read by Mary Pope Osborne. It is about two 12 year old kids who find a library in a tree house. They read a book about the Titanic and off they went back to the past, the time when the Titanic sank. They try to help the people by telling them the Titanic will crash, however they would not listen and would only say that will not sink. But the two kids wouldn't agree and would set up life boats for enough people and just as the Titanic san...more
Haley Shade
The Magic Tree House series was always one of my absolutely favorite series to read when I was in second grade. I remember my teacher had all of the books that had been out on her shelf in the classroom, and I would always spend my time in the back of the class reading. I am a huge fan of the Titanic and the story behind it, so I love that Mary Osborne used that story and mashed it into one of the books of her series. In this book Jack and Annie become heroes for two other little kids and the an...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
Naohiro Hotta
-Tonight on the Titanic level: unknown
-Time: 10/3=60min 10/4=35min
-7 word summary: ship,ice-burg,SOS-signal,firework,lifeboat,unbelievable,sinking

-Discussion Question
1.Do you have any person whom you really want to protect? Why? or Who?
Yes, I do. In my case, of course, I really want to protect my parent, my garandparents, my brother and my important person...
I can never think that there is no them in the world, so I have to appriciate to all person who I have had a relationship with. I will do s...more
Tiana Coffee
What I thought of the magic tree house tonight on the titanic is I thought it was a good book.The reason why I thought it was a good book is because Jack and Annie go back on the titanic to help a dog that came in Jack and Annie tree house.The dogs name is teddy,and he's under a spell so Morgan wrote Jack and Annie a letter saying this poor little dog is under a spell and needs your help.To free him,you must be given four special things:a gift from the ship lost at sea,a gift from the prairie bl...more
Sarah Sammis
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne begins a new four part series in the Magic Tree House books. Jack and Annie are called upon to collect four gifts to help Camelot in the time of war. Their first stop is the Titanic on the night the ship sank.

Although Sean hadn't heard of the Titanic before reading the book he quickly figured out the book was based on actual events. We read the book with my laptop nearby so every few pages we would stop to look up facts or photographs about the Titanic...more
Aug 08, 2009 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lauren Derosa
“The Magic Tree house” series were another one of my favorite books as a young reader because they are very captivating to young readers. They are a great read for both boys and girls which is pretty rare in many book series. These books are great because they include a lot of aspects which interest kids including magic, adventure, and other kids that are near the same age. I really liked “Tonight on the Titanic” in particular because it introduces kids to what the Titanic was and what happened...more
Historical Fiction Chapter Book. Tonight on the Titanic is one of many books from the Magic Tree House Series. This ongoing story includes a lot of suspense and creativity as the author takes two children back to the night the titanic sank into the ocean. As the author Mary Pope retells the story, she includes many real life facts in the reading. Therefore I recommend this book to third or fourth graders because it is at their reading level and includes historical facts that can educate them fur...more
I liked this book because you learnt some facts about the Titanic and you learnt what time it sank (2.20 in the morning). When it was 1.50 there were only 30 minutes left before it sank. Jack and Annie went on this mission because someone had put a spell on a dog called Teddy and to free him they had to get something from the Titanic. They got a watch from the Titanic and now they have to get another three special things to get rid of the spell. I liked 3 chapters - they were 'William and Lucy'...more
Bethany Crocker
This is a great book for young readers because it teaches them about the historical events of the Titanic in a fun way. I used this book for instruction last year. The students were very interested in the characters. I would use it again! The book is also in a series, which is great to encourage young readers who want to read another book similar to this one.

I would use this book for students in a guided reading group, or as a book for students to read independently during a silent reading time...more
My Grandson and I do a read each morning over breakfast, and it has been quite a while since we have done a Magic Treehouse book, but there is something about the Titanic that has captured his imagination. He also has the companion book to this volume.

The art work helps the text, especially for children who have no familiarity with ships.

Between readings this week, he independently read the companion book, and got a book on ships from the school library which he has almost completed. I sense a...more
Book number 17 begins a new series of missions for Jack and Annie--they meet a puppy who looks like a teddy bear so Annie names him Teddy. They learn they must free the little dog from an enchantment and must collect 4 special things:

**A gift from a ship lost at sea
**A gift from the prairie blue
**A gift from a forest far away
**A gift from a kangaroo

Then they learn that they are going to the RMS Titanic! Jack and Annie get there just as the doomed ship hits the iceberg. They help 2 children named...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
The Book Review 4 8 Nov 26, 2013 10:42AM  
SUMMARY 2 11 Sep 14, 2013 11:10AM  
tonight on the titanic 5 15 Sep 14, 2013 11:09AM  
  • Titanic (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #7)
  • The Falcon's Feathers (A to Z Mysteries, #6)
  • Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Junie B. Jones, #16)
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)

Share This Book