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High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House #28)

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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

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ebook, 47 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published 2003)
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Isabel Orama
The book I red Tuesday evening was number 28 of the magic tree house . It was a brother and sister named jack and Annie. This adventure was to go to Hawaii. Jack and Annie hopped out of bed and got ready to go to the magic tree house. After that they found a letter in a book. It told them were they had to go and the letter told them what they needed to find.

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
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Sarah Sammis
Sean stopped reading the series with Thanksgiving on a Thursday but we had the next book checked out as well. I read High Tide in Hawaii on my own because I hate to return library books unread.

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
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Stephanie
Despite the author's claim to have been reading about Hawaii before writing this book, the place she describes in the story is hardly Hawaiian.
Jonathan De Alba
So far so good.Finished the book.woooowhooooooo.it ws kinda scary twards the end but like in all magic tree house books the lived happly ever affter.
Kate
I don't think High Tide in Hawaii was one of the better Magic Tree House books, but it was still engaging. Jack and Annie go to Hawaii and experience a tsunami, and tell the tale with the hula, which I thought was a neat way to tell young readers about tsunamis and hulas. This older reader even learned more about how the hula tells stories.

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
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Erica
I will always love this book. I saw it at my school's book fair in first grade and thought it was a picture book. I liked the bright colors and surfing kids, so I had my mom buy it for me along with another Magic Tree House: Dolphins at Daybreak, which my parents helped me read. Then I moved on to High Tide in Hawaii. Sixty pages. Ten chapters with a picture on each beginning page. It took me an entire week of reading by lamplight. Some of the words were hard. It took me a long time to figure ou ...more
Simon
Wow, I'm reviewing the final book of the original Magic Tree House Series! From now on, it's only MM (Merlin Missions) ahead! I fear what will be in store for me, what wil happen to everything else I know? That Jack and Annie knows?

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
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BlackhamBoys
My 1st grader read this yesterday. He's been reading a Magic Treehouse book a day lately. I wanted to make sure he was actually reading and understanding, so I gave this a quick read too. I've read the first few, then jumped to here, so I wasn't aware of Morgan, or the search for "magic" going on later in the series. He and I "discussed" the book and I'm happy to report I think he's doing great on his comprehension!

SUMMARY: The book addresses how Hawaii was formed (by a Volcano), with birds and
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Lessa
In this edition of The Magic Tree House Series, Jack and Annie are transported to Ancient Hawaii to build a special kind of ship. When they get there, there is a large party going on and the Hawaiians were dancing about Pele. Jack and Annie make friends with two kids in the village, Boka and Kama, who teach them to surf after a breakfast of bananas and coconut milk drawn from trees between the beach and the village. While surfing, an earthquake happens and a tsunami follows. Jack saves Annie and ...more
Anna
The last of the missions to find special magic. Jack and Annie go to Hawaii of long ago with this rhyme:

"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
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Lisa
We started this book about 6 months ago.... halfway through Hannah didn't want to read it anymore, she said she didn't want to read any more Magic Tree House books anymore. The first half of this book was very slow and... dare I say, "boring"?, so I didn't blame her for wanting to stop. We didn't read the second half and I returned the book to the library. Just last week, Hannah came home with the book from her school library. We read the second half which was MUCH better than the first half and ...more
Marjorie Estavillo
Magic Tree House book #28, High Tide in Hawaii, is my ultimate favorite book from the series. When I was in third grade my teacher would read us one book each week. The only series of books the class could agree on was the Magic Tree House series. Once my teacher started reading she would have everyones complete attention. When she first read High Tide in Hawaii I was blown away by the story. I absolutely loved the adventure and setting on this particular book. Once the teacher finished reading ...more
Christina
Since number 28 is the latest Jack and Annie book we've read, I may as well post it, but this review applies to all of them. I began reading them to my 4- and 2-year-old and at first I didn't like these books. They are simply written and often simplistic. (I realize they are for young readers, so if my children were reading them on their own, this would be a different review.) That said, 28 books later, I have found that they've grown on me. Three things I like about them: 1) they give a good gl ...more
pdarnold
It isn't deep reading by any toss of the coin, but I enjoyed this story. Went over to my nephews for dinner and while waiting I asked his 7 year old son "I need something to read, what would you suggest?" He offered up this book. So, I was taken on a ridiculously fun ride! I had never read any of these books but had seen and heard of them. This particular story takes me to old Hawaii and I learn about the hula, friendship, tsunami's, surfing and the everyday magic of each. At the end of the book ...more
Melanie
This book was a little less interesting than some of the other Magic Tree House books in my opinion. However there was a good moral to it. The magic of family and friends.
Edward Creter
OODEELALA-LEI!Jack and Annie are off to Hawaii to hang with sashaying locals. Like Nero they choose to fiddle around while (the horror!!!) a tsunami threatens everything! Didn't anyone learn from Noah's Ark? Ignorance is truly bliss.
Amy
Science Fiction and Fantasy. Grade level 1-5 and published in 2003. Part of the Magic Treehouse seres, Jack and Annie travel to Hawaii thinking that Morgan LaFaye wants them to build a ship. They meet children and learn how to surf and have a great time, but then a tsunami is headed their way and they run to the highest point that they can reach. They realize that what they built was friendship! Themes are relationships in other cultures, between brother and sisters and magic. Students could beg ...more
Shannon
So many people I know have kids who've loved the Magic Tree House books. We read a few chapters of this one, but Moira really didn't like it. To the point where she decided it was MY book, and bought me another one in this series when she was at the thrift store with my Dad. She still, almost a year later, won't pick one up. I can't say I'm unhappy about that because I really didn't like the little bit of this we did read.
Carly Christensen
This book told about how you can make friendship. It was really good because it told about a volcano and what happens when it erupts.
Beth Johnson
The plural of "tsunami" is "tsunami". And they don't look like regular tidal/surfing waves. Other than that, nice story.
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Seth
There was a high tide! Jack and Annie did the hula. Jack and Annie went surfing.
Nathaniel Mckenzie
it was about jack and annie trying to find a special magic about friendship.
Katie
My 5 year old enjoys these books so I read them to him. I'm not a huge fan of the writing, but they do teach new things to my kids. This one taught Isaac about tsunamis, which he thought were really cool.
Julia
It gave me a new book to read.
Caleb Mckenzie
I Liked high tide in hawaii
Shelli
The Magic Tree House books are a MUST READ collection for all children. Unlike many other series for young readers, the Magic Tree House should be read in chronological order to best appreciate Jack and Annie's travels through time as they go on various missions; which are typically completed in four parts. Parents and educators will enjoy going along for the ride as much as their students! My daughter is a teenager now but she still gets excited when she sees a new tree house adventure has come ...more
Erina Komaki
-RANDOM HOUSE,MAGIC TREE HOUSE,level 2.3
-Time:12/29=70minutes
-7-word summary:ship-Hawaii-surfing-earthquake-tsunami-save-friendship
-Discussion questions:
1. Have you ever been to Hawaii?
-Yes, I have. When I was a junior high school student, I went there. I thought Hawaii was a good place, because it has beautiful sea.
2.In this story, main characters tried surfing. Can you swim?
-Yes, I can. When I was a elementary school student, I can swim 50 meters. I like swimming, but I don't have chance to sw
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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