Winter of the Ice Wizard
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Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House #32)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  2,758 ratings  ·  96 reviews
JACK AND ANNIE, joined by Teddy and Kathleen (from earlier books), travel in the Magic Tree House to a land of snow where the Ice Wizard has captured Morgan and Merlin. The four friends must find the Ice Wizard's missing eye . . . or is it really his heart that is missing? "From the Hardcover edition."
ebook, 128 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published 2004)
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Jack and Annie's last adventure was on the summer solstice. Now it is the first day of winter and Merlin sends them on a journey, along with friends Teddy and Kathleen, to the Land Behind the Clouds, an icy, frozen place. As it turns out, an Ice Wizard, the Wizard of Winter, actually tricked them into coming on the journey. He has enchanted Merlin and Morgan le Fay and he wants the children to recover his lost eye. If they bring it back to him, he will return Merlin's Staff of Strength to him.

Edward Creter
The Ice Wizard has tricked our stalward heroes Jack and Annie into finding his missing eyeball in their strangest (and goriest-sounding) adventure yet! How will this end? Personally I'd "give my right eye!" OOOPS! Keep it here, fans, until magic number 33!
Annie and Jack are sent to the Land Behind the Clouds, a land of ice by Merlin. However, it turns out the the Ice Wizard, the wizard of winter, had tricked the two into coming for a selfish reason. He sends the two off to retrieve his lost eye, in return for Merlin's Staff of Strength.

I quite liked this book... I guess it's been a while since I've read anything from Magic Tree House. I'd seen the book, remembered how much I used to love the series, and picked it up. This is a pretty old book, an...more
Norse mythology, yay! But I don't think my little guy even knew that; when I mentioned that Osborne had a book of Norse mythology a few weeks ago he didn't know what that was.

I enjoyed the four adventures into the world of myth and magicians. It was a fun change of pace.
In the Magic Tree House book Jack and Annie are sent on a journey with their friends Teddy and Kathleen. Merlin sends them to the Land Behind the Clouds, which is a very frigid, frozen place. They don't know it, but the Ice Wizard tricked them into this journey. He cast a spell on Merlin and Morgan le Fay. The wizard wants the children to find his eye. If they find it and bring it back to him he will give Merlin his staff back. On their journey the encounter wolves, Norns which are the equivalen...more
This adventure chilled me from the imagery of ice and snow. It has that magical effect.
I found it really cool that Jack and Annie had aged. I always wondered what that was all about, because some of the covers depict Jack and Annie being the same age, and some make them seem much older.

In the first book, Annie was 7 and Jack was 8 and a half. Now, in book 32, Annie is 9 and Jack is 10.

A nice 2 years have gone by, I love that, when in reality it has been 12 years.

If the time of the book coincided...more
Isabel Orama
This book is amazing! It's about two kids and they are brother and sister. There names are Jack and Annie. Merlin and Morgan gives them missions to complete so they can be master librarians.

Anyway, this book is about a brother and sister named Jack and Annie. This book is number 32. The book is about a brother and sister. They went on a mission to find the winter wizards eye so they can free Merlin and Morgan. The winter wizard sends them to find his eye from the frost giant. If they look at it...more
Bryan says it was a little scary because Marilyn and Morgan were by the Ice Wizard and turned into wolves. They tried to eat Annie and Jack. Then they tried to follow because they wanted them to know who it was. My favorite part was when I was laughing at these girls who had long noses (like they were in the kitchen and they go all the way to the bedroom). They were called fatties. (mom reads and it says Sisters of Fate. Hahahaha!) They are called Norns.
3.5 stars

This was only my second Magic Tree House book I've read, and I was a little let down after how surprised I was at how good the first one I read was.

The illustrations were still fantastic as in the other one. However, the other thing I loved about that was that it seemed as historically accurate as is possible for a children's fantasy story to be.

Perhaps it's because I accidentally read the author's note before reading the story that I was so disappointed. In that note, she mentions bei...more
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I read books before my kids do until I feel comfortable with the author. Every now and then they still bring me a book I have not read in advance and say "you have to read this one!" This was the case with this Magic Tree House. It kept my nine year old son engaged and excited. A good book!
Jalen Ramos
I like this book because i like the part how they disappear when they were going up in the ladder and when Annie and Jane went up the the ladder the kids were gone so that was the mystery that they were going to find out because when they went into the tree house they disappear.
Patti Korbet
I think my standard review for the Merlin Missions will mostly be 3.5 stars. I like them, but it's tough when the person who is supposed to be enjoying them isn't quite at the age range. The original series was easier to read to a nearly 4yo. She's doing better with the Merlin Missions now, though; I think after we finally finished the Halloween story she realized that the scary parts aren't necessarily scary unless you let them be - interestingly, this particular story talked about fear of the...more
I thought this book was good because Jack and Annie are trying to help out two friends Morgan and Merlin.My favorite part of this book was when the white wolfs became Morgan and Merlin.You should read this book because this book has a great adventure and Jack and Annie took a sacrficse for two friends Morgan and Merlin.I loved the part when the wolves turned in to Morgan and Merlin.In the begning Jack and Annie went to find the Ice Wizards eye.In the middle they found the frost giant.In the end...more
I read this aloud to my kindergarten twins and they were anxious during the adventurous parts and followed along throughout.

I thought bits of dialogue and description bogged a smidge in parts, making it seem boring to read out loud...BUT, I enjoyed the story and the adventure. As a chapter book for elementary students to read on their own, it was a delight. Osborne seems filled with inspiration as this is her 32nd book in this Magic Tree House series.

The concept of a magic tree house is wonderfu...more
They went to a world in the clouds to save Merlin and Morgan. They had to save them because the ice wizard cast a spell on them so they were white wolves. I learned that Kathleen was a seal. So she could speak the selkie language. the norns told them a lot of stuff so they could find the ice wizards eyeball. Teddy and kathleen brought his sister back and they talked to each other since she was not there for years. To get the eyeball they had to go to the hollow hill where the frost giant lived....more
Read for Magic Tree House Book Club. Lots of fun stuff happened in this one.
This book is the fourth Merlin Mission book in the Magic Tree House series. We went from the Summer Solstice in the last book to the Winter Solstice in this book. My children enjoyed learning about that. There was a lot of really good imagery in this book. I also love that the Merlin Mission books in the series seem to have a lot of great symbolism and this particular one had an abundance of foreshadowing which is fun to teach my children about! This book was based on several Norse myths which w...more
I liked it because there was a nice turnout
Nathaniel Mckenzie
I liked it. But I really rate it 3 1/4.
Props for illustrations of the frozen eyeball
Jack and his little sister Annie are two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania... until they discover a mysterious tree house full of all sorts of books. From that point on their lives will never be the same again! They soon go on amazing adventures (plus children are learning bits of history and most don't realize it) as they travel through time with the help of the magic tree house. The chapters are short with pictures every few pages, making these books perfect for the beginning reader....more
Awesome: Ice Wizard asks you to go find his missing eyeball he gave to The Fates.
Less Awesome: Frost Giant **SPOILER** Disappointed that there really wasn't one.
Overall: Glad to have my daughter excited about something that doesn't involve fairies, princesses, or the color pink.
The book I read was:Winter of the Ice Wizard.If you like mystery or magic then you will enjoy this book.The characters are Annie,Jack,Merlin,Morgan,Teddy,Kathleen,Ice Wizard,Nouns,and Frost Giant.It is at Jack and Annie's home.Events trying to fined the Wizards eye.It ends when Annie,Jack,Merlin,Morgan,Kathleen,and Teddy go home and to the tree house.More of the books have famous people. It will give you more knowledge and scheme.
The Ice Wizard gave Jack and Annie a quest to find his eye. And Morgan and Merlin were under a spell! And they were chasing Jack and Annie and Teddy and Kathleen all over to try to help them. But they didn't look like Morgan and Merlin. Jack and Annie went to the Sister Fates house and then to the Frost Giant's house, and that is where the eye was. At the end, the ice wizard found his sister, and he was nicer.
Dec 13, 2011 Joan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Magic Tree House fans
This was not one of the best in the series but it still was a very decent read. Osborne can do much better. Having said that, there are few books for grades 3-4 that are this good and suspenseful. Jack and Annie join Teddy and Katherine to look for Merlin's staff of power. Norse mythology is mentioned in this book although not identified as such.
Kathy Manus
Of all the Magic Treehouse books, I like this one the least. Honestly, I thought this one was just odd. I realuze that at this point in the series, the books are intended for kids older than 6, but the part where the Ice Wizard's eye is returned and he squishes it back into his eye socket is a bit much. We'll keep reading them though.
Though this book was predictable for an adult, for children it is full of excitement and adventure. Any fan of Jack and Annie and the Magic Tree House, will enjoy this book. I've read all the previous ones with my children as well, and they enjoyed this just as much. They were captivated and excited throughout the book.
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