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Day of the Dragon King (Magic Tree House #14)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  4,705 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Jack and Annie set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth.
Armed only with their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning
emperor. But with the help of a scholar and a silk weaver, they triumph again.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by Random House for Young Readers (first published April 1st 1998)
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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
This is also one of my favorites! It is so informative and I had learned a lot of things about Ancient China.
Rosa Cline
In this book #14 of the Magic Tree House books the children are sent to China to rescue a book from the famous burning of the library. Ms Osborne opens up many doors for older readers to be able to do more research on their own on various things that she 'opens the door for' in this book.

I started to label this book as a 3 star as at first the book wasn't going anywhere and was kind of loosing my special needs teenage son whom I read these to. But then it did start getting into the story and in...more
Rubi Herrera
Once again I learn from Mary Pope Osborne haha
I didn't know that the Terracotta Soldiers were so detailed they even tried to make their faces different!
And I can't imagine how much work making a book out of bamboo strips could be. It's incredible how far we've come! Thank you, people who lo invited paper and the printer! haha :)
I loved how Jack and Annie ' s mom encouraged their "play" and imagination.
The ancient Chinese scholar thought their home was heavenly when they told him how many books...more
I feel a little silly giving 5 stars to a children's book, but honestly this really was an amazing story!

What I love about the good books in this series is what they have to say about books and how reading them can take you places and show you things that you might otherwise never get to see. And that's never been as well done as in this book (of the ones I've read yet, at least).

From the prologue where it's made clear that the treehouse could take them places in the books, very clearly drawing...more
Christopher Salcedo
I like this book because it talks about what happened in the past. I also like this book because it is about china, and china almost makes all the cool stuff we Americans use today. I know that this book talks about what happened in the past because in the book it states, The Dragon King forced many of his subjects to start building a wall to protect China from invaders. Later emperors made the wall even longer. Finally, it stretched 3,700 miles along the border. The Great Wall of China is the...more

This 14th book in the Magic Tree House Series transports
Jack and Annie to ancient China--distant in both space and time.
Morgan's mission for the siblings: to rescue a book from the mass burning by the Dragon King, China's first Emperor. During their one-day adventure (which their clueless Mom thinks is all make believe) these spunky kids meet two young lovers, see the Great Wall being built, discover a clay army of soldiers, horses and war chariots, and learn one of...more
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I read this book really enjoy and I have this book to series. I like this book and this story is very interesting to me, also my partner Preaw feel interested.
When I got this book, I think it looks like easy because It was in elementary school library.( ES library ) But, it was not too easy, not too difficult, just right.
I will introduce this book now. the Mary Pope Osborne written this book and she written another series of this book. And the story is like that,...more
Twice a year at my daughter's school, the kids get to pick out a book to keep from the Reading Is Fundamental(RIF)/PTA program. We have recently started the Magic Tree House chapter books at our house, so she was familiar with them. She's also currently wild about all things from China. She picked this "Day of the Dragon King" book as her book to keep and was so excited to bring it home. We read it and enjoyed reading about the underground army of terra cotta warriors, among other things. Great...more
Sarah Sammis
Day of the Dragon-King by Mary Pope Osborne is the second of the lost books series and the fourteenth in the Magic Tree House Series. In this one Jack and Annie go back to the first emperor of China to rescue a scroll that is slatted for burning.

With Sean learning Mandarin at school Day of the Dragon-King was extra special. We took time out from our reading to look at pictures of the terracotta warriors and to discuss the myth that plays a central part of the book.

For me the inclusion of the cle...more
This is a favorite so far in the series. It was non-stop adventure and included 3 or 4 major pieces of history instead of the 1 or 2 as in previous books. We read this in one sitting.
Jun 14, 2009 Jodi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young readers
My daughter's teacher gave this to her for her kindergarten graduation and has thus set us off to devour another series. It is written for young readers and is wonderfully "clean" and innocent. Every chapter seemed to end with a cliff hanger so that I was constantly begged to read just one more chapter. I also liked that it was written about the enjoyment reading can bring us. There is also a touch of history thrown in - China in this case! My daughter woke me up at 7:30 this morning so that I c...more
Nathaniel Mckenzie
It was about Jack and Annie trying to get a book when the emperor of China was burning the books. It was really amazing cause I learned a lot from it.
Jack and Annie's second adventure in the search for Lost Libraries--this time Morgan le Fay sends them to ancient China.

The first emperor of united China called himself the Dragon King (around 221 B.C.) Because he feared scholars, he ordered books burned. Paper, which was developed in China, had yet to be invented. The books were written on strips of bamboo. Jack and Annie rescue a book before it is thrown in the bonfire called The Silk Weaver and the Cowherd.

The children escape through a tomb f...more
Title: Day of the Dragon King

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Series: Magic Tree House #14

Rating: ★★★

Summary: Jack and Annie set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth. Armed only with their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning emperor. But with the help of a scholar and a silk weaver, they triumph again.

Review: Bringing justice to books! <3

Things I Loved: Bringing justice to books! <3

Things I Hated: This Dragon King really makes a vein pop out on my forehead. To...more
They went to China and tere was a dragon king and he was burning books. Jack and Annie had to have a library!
This book sent us off on a search to find out how paper and silk were made. A good way to bring science into history.

My generic review for the Magic Tree House books -

We've loved them all so far. They are fun, easy to read and contain quite a bit of historical information. We use them as read-alouds, but most elementary/middle school kids could read them on their own.

It does have a touch of 'girl power' at the expense of making the brother seem a little dumb. That kinda bugs. But it's not obvio...more
Alex Wilson
I loved this book because it had an ancient legend in it and they kind of changed history
My 4 yo and I are enjoying these short early chapter books. There is just enough adventure and danger to make a good story he can follow, as well as enough for me to enjoy. The bonus is these are "edutainment," so we both learn a few new facts. The book is full of information about Life in China under the First emperor. This book was definitely full of adventure. I find it interesting how the author helps build comparisons between what is happening in the current story and other previous books a...more
Amanda Carpenter
There is not much more I can say about this series. I love this series. I think it is a wonderful way to help children learn things from various historical things around the world. I think it is also a fun way to get them interested in reading. Each book is filled with a new adventure and we the readers get to travel along with Jack and Annie all over the world on their missions.

My niece got me started on reading these books by bringing me the first 2 from the library. Now I read them aloud to m...more
I love the Magic Tree House series, and even more I love getting 2nd graders hooked on them. I love books that get kids interested in history, other cultures, learning, and adventure. These do a most fabulous job. I was interested in reading this one because I knew nothing of this emperor. (MTHs are a good starting point for adults, too =o) ) I was disappointed that this book didn't explain why the emperor was burning books or his motivations for things. The story more involved a silk weaver &...more
Shannon Glen
This one was very fun for the students. A good read.
I enjoyed reading this with my six year old
Caleb Mckenzie
ILiked day of the dragon king
Yasuko Takatsuki
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Keisuke Nishimura
Magic Tree House#14 Day of the Dragon King
It took me about 70 minitues
7 word sammary Adventure-Book-China-King-Labyrinth-Boy-Girl
Dissucusion Questions
1 Have you ever been to China? If you haven't been there, do you want to go?
A No, I didn't have such the opportunity. Also, these days, The peace and order in China is not so good, so I don't want to go there.
2 If you could use Tree house, where do you want to go?(You can go wherever you want to go)
A I want to go Italy! I want to do sightseeing, no...more
Jack and his little sister Annie are two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania... until they discover a mysterious tree house full of all sorts of books. From that point on their lives will never be the same again! They soon go on amazing adventures (plus children are learning bits of history and most don't realize it) as they travel through time with the help of the magic tree house. The chapters are short with pictures every few pages, making these books perfect from the beginning reader....more
Day of the Dragon King by Mary Pope Osborne is the fourteenth book in the Magic Tree House Series. In this installation, Jack and Annie have already become Master Librarians and are sent on another one of their book-finding quests. Morgan sends the pair to ancient China where they are supposed to find an ancient Chinese text before it is destroyed by the Dragon King. Can they find the book in time?

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