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Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne
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Dec 01, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: ancient-history, science, school-books-kid-books, read-alouds, beginning-reader-chapter-books

We used this in conjunction with our study of Pompeii. Add a few volcano books and a history book or two and you have a nice little unit study.

My generic review for the Magic Tree House books -

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.
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