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The Magnificent Glass Globe

(Glass Globe #1)

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Eleven-year-old Mary Tucker dreams of visiting the Amazon. But if her father, a museum curator, has his way, she might be a grandmother before she ever gets the chance.

One day, while mischievously exploring the museum’s warehouse with her brother Ike and best friend Helen, Mary stumbles across an old travel trunk belonging to her grandfather.

Inside, they discover an nondes
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Paperback, 273 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Tantrum Books
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iamnotabookworm
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is my first time to read a Nils Bergeson book. This has been an amazing adventure to the Amazon jungle. As real as it can get, I was transported to Columbia and got lost in the Amazon rain forest with the Mary, Ike and Helen without having to leave my room. The Magnificent Glass Globe is one magical way to travel anywhere in the world in just one touch. Now, I know of two ways to go on adventures around the world without having to go on planes and immigration checks.

Mary Tucker has an obse
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Jessica (Books: A true story)
The Magnificent Glass Globe is a delightful book about the magic of travel. Although the main character, Mary, travels instantly with a magic globe, the real magic lies in the people she meets, the animals she helps, and the beauty of the world around us. And that magic is available to us all.

I admired Mary's ambition to see the remote parts of the world. She has a great imagination, but she's growing up and wants to see the real world instead of just imagining it. I really liked Mary. She has a
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N.R. Bergeson
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, as the author, I suppose my opinion of the book doesn't count. But I certainly had a wonderful time writing this one, and I hope it proves to be the first of many adventures we can go on together. Thanks for reading!
James Meservy
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NR Bergeson reminded me that we do not have to go to a distant far away fantasy world to find magic. There is plenty of magic around us in our every day world. Our imaginations, and the natural wonders around us are filled with magic if we only take the time to appreciate it.
I highly recommend this story to any and all readers, especially those who take the time to appreciate the natural magic of our wondrous earth.
Andrea Scanlon
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! Perfect for mid/upper elementary school readers, I found that even as an adult I enjoyed it! Each chapter propels you to the next, immersing you in the adventure. As a mother of three girls, I particularly love that there is a strong, intelligent leading female character.
Sara Kohlmeier
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is a wonderful tale of adventure that kept me enthralled through the entire book. I enjoyed the characters and their interactions throughout the journey. Mr. Bergeron paints a beautiful picture of the Amazon, causing a desire in this reader to experience it for herself.

The only thing that keeps me from giving this book 5 stars is the amount of typographical and editing errors in the book. I hope these get corrected in future editions so that children (and adults) can read a wonderful
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Karen
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
A bit far fetched but a good mystery. Love the idea of the Glass globe.
Jane
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book for young adults. I was asked to review by Librarything.com. I loved this book, magical and mysterious – a child who wants to see the amazon, a globe connected to the family.
I loved the fact that I too felt I was transported with this amazing globe and sat by the fire visualising this.
There was an eco-side to this with the Amazon forest with the reader being informed about the plight of the forests although some reviewers thought this may be a bit too heavy but young
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N. R. Bergeson is the author of the “Glass Globe” series of children’s novels, a former U.S. Diplomat, and a passionate proponent of global education.

N. R. (Nils) Bergeson has lived all over the world - in Russia, Romania, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. He has traveled to more than 65 countries with his wife, Emily, and their three young children. They now live in northern Utah.
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