Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House #29)
I asked her what she liked about it, and she mentioned the part where the water spilled. I can't go into that without spoiling it, however.
Some of the devices in "Christmas in Camelot" struck me as imitative. It's winter, but not Christmas (thank you, C.S. Lewis). We get past the evil forces in an invisibility cloak (thank you, J.K. Rowl ...more
I was so excited to read it on Christmas eve. But when I read the part about it being "the last adventure" I was so sad and shocked. It was really crazy.
The rest of the book was so magical and it just took me there and I lived it. I got to see so much happen and hear all the so ...more
Jack and Annie go to the magic tree house so they can go to Camelot to ask the other unknown person to tell Jack and Annie what there mission is at the other world so Camelot can be happy again.
So Jack and Annie can make Camelot happy,until something happen to Jack when they were on there mission.Jack ...more
This story takes place the Christmas after their last mission for Morgan, which if you recall was in the summer. So, it's been several months since our young hero and her ...more
So I read this out of order. I read the Halloween book before the Christmas book. I think I would have been more surprised at the end about who the Christmas Knight was if I hadn’t read them out of order.
Nevertheless the story was still fun. Jack and Annie get to go to Camelot at Christmas-time. But Camelot is not what they were expecting. I think this is a fun way to introduce kids to the myth surrounding ...more
I guess the author realized her audience was starting to get older & wanted to allow for that. ;)
It's actually a good thing, cause after ...more
Since the Athurian characters are dear to my heart I would have loved to see the legend described more, but perhaps Osborne did that in an earlier Tree House. In this book though, the characters were very fla ...more
I've been looking forward to reading Christmas in Camelot for a while, as it marks the first book in the new iteration of the long-running series. After 28 entries aimed at 5-to-8-year-olds, #29 was supposed to add a soupçon of pre-adolescent maturity to the mix; I was curious to see what the results would be.
As with any successful franchise, change comes slowly. CiC plays out along the same formulaic lines as the other entries in the series, though the story is longer -- allowing for more intro...more