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Preview — Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne
Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House #21)
That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time...more
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3. Something to learn
4. Something to lend
The children travel back in time to the War Between the States, or the Civil War. There they help nurse wounded soldiers and meet Clara Barton, a pioneering nurse who later founded the American...more
And that time they wished to go civil war. In there they helped nurse they gave a foods or drinks to patients. And they met one woman who was delivering patients no matter what the patient's side was. And their most interesting per...more
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 obvious and my boys haven't noticed. They think Jack is just as cool as his sister.
Fortunately, Jack & Annie wind up at a field hospital run by none other than Clara Barton, and one of...more
While back in time they meet Clara Barton, serve lunch to the soldiers and help in the hospital tent. They learn the harsh truth about the battle field and find their own bravery along the way.
Like Ghost Town at Sundown, there's an element of time travel in Civil War on S...more
Much like Tonight on the Titanic, this entry in the series struggles to address real-world tragedy in the context of a book aimed at grade-schoolers. Tricky.
Osborne wisely avoids any analysis of the war's causes and simply presents its awful consequences: chaos, terror, pain, suffering, loss and finally numbness. It's all done in very broad strokes and the text keeps the reader at a safe distance from the carnage, but it's made clear that the netire experience has a profound impact on the two pr...more
It was tastefully done and although the subject matter is very serious, it is appropriate for older children and is a great jumping off point for a discussion about sla...more
In this one they visit a Civil War battle hospital run by Clara Barton and help both her and their puppet master, a certain Morgan le Fay. There are some il...more
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Series: Magic Tree House #21
Summary: Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet—and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives!
Review: Helping wounded soldiers and reliving history.
Things I Loved: This...more
What I didn't like and couldn't believe was that Clara Barton would take children to a battlefield to help her pick up wounded soldiers. I understand how it h...more