Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House #21)
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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
Mary Pope Osborne does a great ...more
I paired the book "Civil war on Sunday" with the non-fiction book "The Confederate States of America". I paired these two books together because in the fiction book, Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series, travel back to the time of the civil war, and they get to experience what the war was like. They meet a wonderful nurse named Clara Barton, and help take care of the wounded soldiers.
I thought these two books went well together because when children are r ...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.
The Magic Tree House series is a fictional series for young readers who are just beginning to read chapter books on their own. This book in particular teach ...more
I thought this book was good. It was good to read another Magic Tree House book.
This book had good information for history in it ...more
I learned about drummer boys while reading this. I'd heard of them, but never really knew they're role outside of marching. It was quite fascinating. The extra facts at the end were really cool, too.
I may be an adult but the Magic Tree House series is s ...more
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 entire 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