High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House #28)
Mary Pope Osborne's adventure-loving kids say "aloha" to Hawaii in the 28th installment of the Magic Tree House series.
After Jack and Annie are instructed by Morgan to "find a special magic" by building "a special kind of ship," they're off for some magical merriment with native Hawaiians. The kids meet up with two other youngsters, Kama and Bo
When Annie wished to go there the tree house spun faster and faster until the tree house stopped. They were in Hawaii! Annie exclaimed. The ...more
In High Tide in Hawaii Jack and Annie travel to Hawaii to either an island or a time when the Hawaiians are still living by traditional means. While there they learn how to surf and how to hula. They also survive a tsunami and save the villagers.
As it happened, I read the book right around the same time I ...more
Jack and Annie are on a quest to become wizards of "Everyday Magic", solving a series of puzzles in different times and places. Here, they journey to ancient Hawaii, with a clue about "building a ship". They meet a brother and sister their age and are welcomed by the locals. They e ...more
This book teaches a nice lesson about friendship, that friendship is like riding waves: Some are high and rough, some are low and gentle. The magic of friends ...more
I love that there is a tsunami in this book, but it was written as to sound like only a big wave. No buildings were wiped out and nothing super tragic happened.
Jack was a bit mean because he couldn't surf right away and quit after falling just once, but what a fall it ...more
SUMMARY: The book addresses how Hawaii was formed (by a Volcano), with birds and ...more
There is not much of a plot, though, and it takes quite a while for anything to really happen.
Rob says: 2 stars. Maybe I'm just used to these books being more exciting, but High Time on Hawaii read like somebody's mildly interesting slideshow. The tsunami was pretty cool, but this was a pretty uneventful way to end this grouping of books.
"To find a special magic, build a special kind of ship
that rides the waves, both high and low, on every kind of trip."
They meet Hawaiian natives who invite them to eat with them and sleep over in their hut. Two children, Kama and Boka, take Jack and Annie surfing the next day. Jack has a hard time with surfing and gets frustrated and angry.
But, Jack saves everyone when he feels an earthquake r ...more