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
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
I am so impressed with the way Mary Pope Osborne weaves fantasy, folklore, Arthurian legend all together. I would love to see her bookshelves. She must be quite an avid reader. With each new chapter I was wowed by her story telling. She really ropes ya in with her quick manner and lively imagination.
I think that Annie is my favorite. She's always so smart and brave. My nephew would chime in that Jack is smart too because he loves knowl ...more
Everything seemed too easy for Annie and Jack, and the story kinda made Arthur and his Knights seem pathetic. I mean, the legends that delt with magic all the time suddenly couldn't and had to have to kids help. Kids that really did nothing and had everything given to them.
Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty enjoyable. But it gets a two ...more
The writing of this book is serious because it talks about medieval times. The strengths of this book are that it keeps you interested. There are no weaknesses. I would recommend this book to a classmate because it talks about knights. I would also recommend this book to a classmate because its suspenseful. The reason why I would recommend this book to a classmate is because the book has action in it. The book I read is part of a series and I am planning to read all of the bo ...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
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
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