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Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House #29)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  7,122 Ratings  ·  239 Reviews
The intrepid Jack and Annie are invited to come to Camelot for Christmas Eve. No sooner do they arrive at the castle, when a dark knight appears and freezes King Arthur and all his court. Unabridged.
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Published October 23rd 2001 by Listening Library
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My first Merlin Mystery! There is a big shift in theme here. This book doesn't deal with the kids on an adventure into history, but instead into fantasy. Instead of facts and history, they learned about the power of memory and imagination. Maybe even that some things don't have to be true to be important. Jack doesn't even have time to take notes! Anyway, it was a traditional fantasy adventure, quest and all. Some of the fun mythological elements, in addition to Camelot and it's denizens, were t ...more
Rebecca L. Snowe
Dec 10, 2015 Rebecca L. Snowe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, 2015-reads
Cute, cute, cute!
Nov 21, 2011 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure I would have given this quite so high a rating, but I asked my fifth-grade reading partner. She said five stars, and that's the opinion that counts.
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
Brandon Loehrke
“Christmas In Camelot” begins when Jack and Annie find a book about Merlin. The book is all about the feasts and celebrations in Camelot. Jack and Annie are excited to go to Camelot to see what it is like. When they get there Camelot looks nothing like the book said it would. An evil witch casted a spell over Camelot that took away all the celebration. Jack and Annie go visit the King and Queen of Camelot. They tell Jack and Annie that three of their knights are missing. Jack and Annie soon meet ...more
Queen Susan the Gentle
It all started when they saw a dove in the evening mist. Jack and Annie found inside the treehouse a royal invitation to a Christmas party in Camelot signed with an M. They thought it was from their good friend the enchantress, so they went. But when they get there she tells them Camelot isn't celebrating Christmas. The food is terrible, and no one is smiling. They soon learn Camelot has been robbed of its joy. And all magic has been banned. Soon comes in a thundering Christmas Knight. Jack and ...more
Oct 12, 2011 Simon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! When I learned it was being written, I was so excited because I had thought that the Magic Tree House Books were over. I still had that thought and it lingered. It could just be a Christmas special book.

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
We've been snowed in quite a bit in the last few weeks, so the kids and I have been getting our read on. Our favorite read-aloud books are The Magic Tree House series, and the best of those are the Merlin Missions. This one is the first of the Merlin Missions, and it's GREAT! My kids (my son is 8 and my daughter is 7) were so into it, they kept begging me to keep going whenever I came to the end of a chapter, and they were hanging on my arms and squealing while I read it, they found the adventur ...more
In my opinion, the merit of the Magic Treehouse books is that they are fun and educational, and they are able to transport children to different places and times in history, with the possibilities being endless. But here at Book #29, the author starts sending her characters on "Merlin Missions" to fictional places where they encounter people and creatures of fantasy. To me, this is confusing and frustrating to kids. They are used to actually learning stuff from Magic Treehouse books. The "Merlin ...more
DS and I listened to this on audio from the library. We both enjoyed it. The voices are well done and it's very engrossing to both me as a parent and my son the 8-year-old. I like the fantasy-world aspect and I also enjoyed the authors talk at the end about Camelot and how it came from history and from story-telling. Very fascinating. Another great read for DS and I to enjoy in the car on the way to and from school. And it offers a great jumping off point for some discussions.
Nov 23, 2010 Kati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
Part of the "Magic Tree House" series, this book has Jack and Annie traveling to Camelot where they find things are not as they should be. Jack and Annie agree to go on a quest to the "Otherworld" to try to get find and bring back some water from the cauldron of memory and imagination. Will Jack and Annie be able to get past the keepers of the cauldron and safely bring the water of memory and imagination back to Camelot to restore the joy before it's too late?
Adolfo Lopez
Dec 18, 2016 Adolfo Lopez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book "Chrismas In Camelot" by Mary Pope Osborne is a book about two kids named Jack and Annie who goes on trips in a magic tree house. Jack and Annie go on a trip to a place where a woman named Morgan is trapped to save her. I chose this book because I really liked the Magic Tree House series. I recommend this book to people who likes books with adventure and who read the Magic Tree House series.
Jicky Sibi
Jan 23, 2014 Jicky Sibi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's very intersting!!!!!!!!!
May 23, 2015 Kiddo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listening to lots of this series. This is the first in the more mature Merlin Missions.
Alexander Gavrylyuk
I thought it was cool because I liked when they snuck in the castle in the invincibility cloak and when Jack got stuck in the joy of the music with the young dancers and most of all I liked the way they drank the water of imagination and attacked the dragons with flames and escaped the underworld with the water of imagination.
Well, my 7 year old thought it was AWESOME!
Jennifer Buccolo
What a great story! This is my first Magic Treehouse book and I'm so impressed! What a great way for kids to learn about legends, history, and science topics...of course, now it is my goal to read all of them!
Maya Orama
May 11, 2013 Maya Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing ! A boy and girl name Jack and Annie who are brother and sister Morgan and Merlin giving Jack and Annie adventures to complete to be master librarians . It was in the evening Jack and Annie just got back from school it was their winter vacation ! Annie and Jack was saw happy because they Can have more missions and more adventures to complete then Annie saw a butterfly she was thinking if it wants to show them were the magic tree house is but Annie and Jack didn't saw Morgan ...more
Sep 15, 2016 PSU rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The magic tree house book Christmas in Camelot is a good mystery book for you to read .The main characters are Jack and Annie who meet the unknown person who takes them on there mission to Camelot.
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
Patti K
Apr 18, 2011 Patti K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
It was great to finally get a chance to read the first book from the Merlin Missions. Now it seems like we're pretty much caught up, well, almost, anyway. I wish we'd been able to get it earlier; it really sets the tone for the other stories and helps set the stage for a Jack and Annie who are growing up and gaining in maturity.

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
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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
"Christmas in Camelot" is the 29th installment in the popular children's series "the magic treehouse" it is also the start of the sub series, "a Merlin mission". Which is, of course, a continuation of jack and Annie's "magic treehouse" adventures, but with slightly longer stories (more than ten short chapters) and intended for a just slightly older reader.

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
Synopsis: "The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to create a longer, more in-depth story featuring the characters kids have come to love. The result is magical: a fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story. Jack and Annie go on a quest to save Camelot, a quest that will prove to a beleaguered King Arthur that children a ...more
Gwen Martin
Nov 24, 2014 Gwen Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
I used to read the Magic Tree House books all the time in grade school and I absolutely loved them. That is why I chose to read this book for our popular series book. I enjoyed these books because they taught about history while they were entertaining. I love history so I easily got into these books. This particular book was not really about history, but instead about Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Even though this is not really history, it is still a historical story and I still enj ...more
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Dec 13, 2009 SarahC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Magic Tree House series and the fact guides that are published along with the series by Osborne are good early chapter books and I have enjoyed the few I have read. However, Christmas in Camelot isn't one of the best for either fans of the series or those looking for King Arthur stories.

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
Oct 31, 2012 Kristofer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did you ever wonder of a magical place to visit? You can find one in a place callled Camelot. Jack and Annie are brother and sister who go to Camelot to spend Christmas. After they arrive there, they find there is no joy and happiness because the evil wizard Mordred had cast a spell on Camelot. Jack and Annie embark on a magical adventure to free camelot from the spell by completing a quest. In order to break the spell they need a cloak which they already have and a key to unlock the door to the ...more
Marc Lucke
Sep 16, 2015 Marc Lucke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction

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

Aug 29, 2009 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cup, a compass, a key: the magic tree house has brought siblings Annie and Jack to Camelot, where they embark on a mysterious mission to find these enigmatic gifts. In this special hardcover addition to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, the young adventurers must travel to the Otherworld, an "ancient, enchanted land beyond the edge of the Earth, the place where all magic began" to save Camelot from dark wizard Mordred's evil spell. If they fail, Camelot will be forgotten forever. Fans o ...more
Jun 13, 2015 Sirine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: année-2015
C'était vraiment une lecture très sympathique! :) C'était le premier tome que je lisais de cette série (et de cette auteur). Bien que ce tome soit le 24ème, je n'ai eu absolument AUCUNS problèmes pour comprendre l'histoire! Il faut dire qu'à chaque tome il y a une nouvelle aventure, et que les deux personnages principaux ne s'attardent pas vraiment sur leurs précédentes aventures... J'ai adoré le personnage de Tom, il m'a vraiment fait rire, et en plus il adore les livres ;) C'est vrai que c'est ...more
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“recognize you ….” “We’re just visiting,” said Annie. “But we know all about you. You’re Sir Lancelot, aren’t you?” “Yes,” breathed the knight. “And Sir Percival and Sir Galahad,” said Jack. “Yes … my son, Galahad … ,” said the knight. “King Arthur thinks you are lost forever,” said Annie.” 1 likes
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