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Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  9,563 Ratings  ·  426 Reviews
Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the "Titanic." Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
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Published (first published February 20th 1999)
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Rick Silva
Aug 27, 2014 Rick Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Kiddo (age 6) brought this home from his school library and I read it out loud to him. He has an interest in the story of the Titanic. This was my first introduction to Mary Pope Osbourne's Magic Tree House series, and I have to say I was impressed.

The main characters, Jack and Annie (ages 8 and 7) are "Master Librarians" for a magical treehouse library run by Morgan Le Fey (No, really.). The books in the treehouse allow the kids to travel through time with a few basic anti-paradox rules in
Alicia Ard
Feb 04, 2013 Alicia Ard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jenifer Jacobs
May 21, 2015 Jenifer Jacobs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite magic treehouse so far!
Jaclyn Giordano
Jan 30, 2010 Jaclyn Giordano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne is Book #17 in the Magic Tree House series featuring brother and sister Jack and Annie. This chapter book is intended for readers in grades one through three. I gave it four stars. This chapter book is a book of historical fiction, factually recounting the night that the Titanic sank as Annie and Jack try to learn the truth behind this sad event. The Magic Tree House has brought Jack and Annie into the pages of a Titanic book, putting them onto the il ...more
Aug 26, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
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Nathan Kaczmarek
The magic tree house book, Tonight on the Titanic was a decent book. It was interesting, with some adventure, and was educational all at the same time. It took place on the Titanic the day it sank. The date of April 14, 1912. The characters Jack and Annie get taken to the Titanic in there magic tree house. They were sent there to get a gift to free a dog from a spell. In order to find out if they save anyone, themselves, or get a gift to free the dog, you will have to read.
I liked how the author
Alex Aderholt
Tonight on the Titanic is an interesting and historical book for young elementary age children. The main characters are also elementary age. The age of the characters make them more relatable to young students. They have a magic tree house that they can look at a book and transport to that location. It is calming to know that the characters can leave the location as quickly.
The historical value is the true and tragic event of the sinking of the Titanic. Enough drama occurs to keep the readers i
This installment of the Magic Tree House Series was a bit heavy to say the least. Dealing with Titanic's very modern tragedy felt more real and harsh than any of the previous books. The only book in the series that I have to compare it to is Vacation Under the Volcano, where Jack and Annie visit Pompeii just before it is buried in volcanic ash. While also a massive tragedy, the Titanic is far closer to us in time and therefore has more of a emotional pull in our collective conscious as adults. I ...more
I had the hardest time not laughing the whole way through this one. A character named Jack on the Titanic... a girl getting onto and then off of a lifeboat so she can stay with Jack... being given a gift out of the pocket of an overcoat...

It's a good thing that it's likely none of my students will have seen James Cameron's movie Titanic, otherwise I'm sure they'd get as little out of this as I did.

Interesting story still, and as historically accurate as the rest of the series. I also like the ne
Norberto Leyva
Mar 05, 2013 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Tonight on the Titanic” is about Jack and Annie who go through a scary, exciting, and sad adventure. They go back in time to the Titanic to break a spell on the dog named Teddy. In order to break the spell they have to find the special gift, which was a watch. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about the Titanic and likes books in a series about adventure.
Dec 05, 2007 Cass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie away to the decks of that ill-fated ship, the Titanic. There they must help two children find their way to a lifeboat--all while they are in danger of becoming victims of that tragic night themselves.
Jan 04, 2011 Kobie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it is a good is descriptive and makes a movie in your mined.if you are reading this get natalie akin as your freind.

May 19, 2015 Magnus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 05, 2008 Eliexee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great, one of my faves. I loved how she took stuff from history, and made it interesting in Jack and Annie's adventures!
Sep 26, 2011 Nolan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome, and you can learn about the titanic and everyone that was on it.
Madison Briggs
Feb 25, 2017 Madison Briggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tonight on the Titanic is from the series of the Magic Tree House. This one is about Jack and Annie finding a dog that they name Teddy. Morgan brought Teddy there and left him with a note that gave them there next mission. On the note it gave four things that they need to find in order for Teddy to get released from a spell. The first thing that they needed to get was a gift from a ship lost at sea. This mission lead them to going back in time to the night that the titanic went down. They tried ...more
Gretchen Rosch
1. The children read the book "the unsinkable ship" and then find themselves on the titanic. This book is about the journey those who were on the titanic faced. How they were in desperate need of help yet no one came in time. Many lost their lives and very few survived.
2. 2nd-3rd grade
3. Social Studies
4. Students who are interested in things that happened in the past or boats will enjoy this book.
5. In small groups the students could read this book and then research the different parts of the t
Jan 27, 2017 Micah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack and Annie were going to the Magic Tree House and they didn't see Morgan LeFey. Annie turned on the flashlight and pointed it in the corner. She saw a little puppy that she named "Teddy." Jack thought it was a really good name since the puppy looked like a teddy bear. Then they went to a ship and tried to find a gift that a person would give them. They were on the Titanic and enjoyed being on there.

Jack and Annie were alerting almost everyone on the ship. There weren't enough life boats for
Noah Willis
Feb 15, 2017 Noah Willis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: el-230
Tonight on the Titanic is a book in the Magic Tree House series. Although it is not the first book, students do not need to read any of the other books in the series to understand this one since each book is their own self-contained story. The author does a great job with mixing the historic facts about what happened on the Titanic with a fun but intense fictional story. This book should be read by 4th grade students since it is lengthy and is not filled with only simple words. Students will hav ...more
Corinne Colbert
My 7 year old son loves when either my oldest daughter or I read him these stories. That being said, they annoy me after awhile. I feel like the story is a little to reductionist to learn much from and the little girl, Annie is too impulsive for me to tolerate through multiple books in a row.

If, however, these books are helping break down barriers to reading for your young ones, by all means indulge your kiddos. You just might want to read a different story between MTH books.
Amanda Megee
Title: Tonight On The Titanic
Author: Mary Pope Osbourne
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Genre: Historic Realistic Fiction
Theme(s): Titanic, adventure, friendship, cooperation
Opening line/sentence: “Jack opened his eyes.”
Brief Book Summary: Jack and Annie, who are avid adventurers, receive a mission from their enchantress in their treehouse telling them to go back in time. They go back into the setting of a book called The Unsinkable Ship and later realize they are on the Titanic. When the boat starts to
Kendall Turner
Oct 20, 2016 Kendall Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, along with the rest of the series, is a great read. I love how you actually feel like you are on the adventure with Jack & Annie. With this book, it just gives you a feeling on how it could have been on the Titanic while it was going down.
Jessica Lauber
Feb 20, 2017 Jessica Lauber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an adventure!! Such an easy read, finished it in 30 minutes!! Great history, great excitement! I will recommend these books more often!
Jan 23, 2017 Trinity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book
Jayan Nair
Jan 26, 2017 Jayan Nair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was good
Alyssa Haverfield
Oct 04, 2016 Alyssa Haverfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good, but dang it is pretty morbid (obviously). I read it to mostly second graders at SJCC though, and they seemed fascinated by it.
Veronica Wolkan
Title: Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House)
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Historical Fiction
Theme(s): Siblings, Cooperation, Teamwork, Compassion,
Opening line/sentence: “Jack opened his eyes.”
Brief Book Summary: This book is about the historic sinking of the Titanic, but has a story about two siblings, Jack and Annie who must get a gift that’s on a ship. After they travel through time, they find themselves on a ship—the Titanic! While finding the gift, the two siblings decide
Megan Cureton
Tonight on the Titanic is a story about Jack and Annie and how they have a magical tree house that belongs to Morgan le Fay. Morgan leaves Jack and Annie a new adventure for them to tackle, they have to retrieve four special things for a dog to be put out of the spell it is under. The first adventure up for Jack and Annie is a gift from a ship lost at sea. Annie picks up the first book titled "The Unsinkable Ship". Jack pointed at the cover and wished he could go there and suddenly when they ope ...more
Sep 22, 2016 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: titanic
I enjoyed all of the Magic Tree House books as a kid, but this is without question one of the most influential books I've ever read. After finishing this book, I researched the history of the disaster and the wreck extensively (or as extensively as you can for a seven-year-old). I grew up into a bona fide Titanic aficionado and the story of this ship, and its passengers, has become an integral part of my life. In hindsight, I don't remember the story being any more exciting or memorable that the ...more
Michelle Hessler
In Tonight on the Titanic, Mary Pope Osborne creates a wonderful story of a brother and sister who go on wonderful adventures in their magical treehouse. In this book Jack and Annie travel back in time to the Titanic. Jack and Annie try their hardest throughout the story to prevent the tragic event that occurred. They begin their journey with a mission to find something for their friend Morgan. Morgan sends Jack and Annie on all of their adventures and on each adventure they must collect an item ...more
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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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“1) The Titanic hit the iceberg in the North Atlantic, approximately 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. 2) The Titanic was considered unsinkable because she was built with huge watertight doors to contain any possible leaks. However, when the ship hit the iceberg, six watertight compartments quickly filled up with water, dooming the ship. 3) The signal SOS was chosen as an international distress call because of the simplicity of the three letters in Morse code: three dots, three dashes, and three dots. 4) No one knows for certain exactly how long the musicians played on the Titanic, but legend says they played until the ship went down, and their last song was the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.” 5) More than 1,500 people perished in the Titanic disaster, while 705 people escaped in lifeboats and were eventually rescued by a ship named the Carpathia. 6) After the sinking of the Titanic, laws were changed so that every ship was required to have enough lifeboats to carryall its passengers. Also, the International Ice Patrol was formed, so that ships would have warning about ice conditions. 7) In 1985, a scientist named Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the undersea wreck of the Titanic.” 1 likes
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