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Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  5,871 Ratings  ·  198 Reviews
It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands!
Paperback, 69 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2000)
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Stella Wenny
It was actually a pretty good short children story. I learn something about American Revolutionary War.
Norberto Leyva
Jan 03, 2013 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing
“Magic Tree House the Revolutionary War on Wednesday”
Jack and Annie go back to the Colonial times (1775-1782) because their mission was to get a note to save Camelot, King Arthur’s castle. They read about British people wearing “red coats” and the Patriots wearing blue. The Patriots were fighting for their freedom from the “red coats.” Jack and Annie got caught by the Patriots and they were questioned. General George Washington comes; Jack and Annie were separated in the marching crowd. It was
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Karen
Feb 15, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jacob
One of Jacob's favorite Magic Tree House books. He read this on his own. Jake is a big fan of George Washington and the Revolutionary War...krb 2/15/16
Lisa Dominick
Dec 04, 2016 Lisa Dominick rated it it was amazing
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House, #22) by Mary Pope Osborne is a historical fiction intended for readers age 5 to 8 years old. The Magic Tree House series is about brother and sister, Jack and Annie, age 7 and 8 who find a magic tree house that takes them wherever they want to go based on pictures they point to in books while in the magic tree house. In this episode of the book, they are on the second mission of finding four special writings to help save Camelot. This mission inv ...more
Emma
May 15, 2017 Emma rated it it was amazing
After George Washington crossed the Delaware, he led his men on a nine mile march to a British post.
Courtney Lloyd
Mar 08, 2017 Courtney Lloyd rated it really liked it
Shelves: rdng-350
This book is about the famous Jack and Annie going on another trip in their magic tree house. At the beginning both Jack and Annie were planning on going to Camelot, little did they know they were going to be in the Revolutionary War. One of the first main characters that the children meet is George Washington. Through the book George Washington is debating about crossing the Delaware River because of horrible weather conditions. He also thinks that Jack and Annie are spies and tries to kick the ...more
Briana Warner
Mar 13, 2017 Briana Warner rated it really liked it
Shelves: el-ed-340
I was surprised by how quick of a read this was for a chapter book but it was fun. Informational and exciting at the same time, the author does a great job of pulling on your heart strings. However, I would not rely on this to provide enough non-fiction information for an understanding of the revolutionary war. But it could add additional meaning and understanding after a lesson is taught.
Michelle Hessler
In Revolutionary War on Wednesday, Mary Pope Osborne creates a story of a young brother and sister who have a tree house that does magical things. It brings the young children back to the past, during great historical events. This book happens to be about the Revolutionary War. Jack and Annie travel back in time to the 1700’s. The children are whisked away into a time where George Washington leads the troops. The children are sent back in time for a mission, they need to retrieve something for t ...more
Adolfo Lopez
Feb 21, 2017 Adolfo Lopez rated it really liked it
The book "Magic Tree House Revolutionary War On Wednesday" by Mary Pope Osborne is a book about Jack and Annie going back in time to the revolutionary war. Jack and Annie did not want to go to the trip to the revolutionary war because they saw how the soldiers from the civil war suffered. I gave this book four stars because it gave real facts about the war and I like the Revolutionary War, it is interesting.
Micah
Feb 16, 2017 Micah rated it it was amazing
Jack and Annie were on a little mission again to find the second thing to save Camelot. They still had the mystery to save it. Annie looked in the corner and Jack was looking too.

They went to a fort with many soldiers. They thought they were red coats, but when they got a closer look, they noticed they were Patriots. They went near a large boat. Annie snuck inside of it and Jack noticed that she disappeared. He tried to find her, but he couldn't. He bumped into George Washington.

Jack was asked
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Rebecca
Mar 09, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-books
From the Desk of RJ:
So what was this book about?
It was about Jack and Annie and the Magic Treehouse, and that guy with the American Flag and the Hat.

What's his name?
I forgooooot.

Go grab the book so you can check.
George Washington.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
George Washington, I already said it.

Tell me more what it was about.
George Washington had a mission to cross that big river and there were no children allowed according to him. And I think it was the Captain-- the soldier-
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Amaal
Mar 17, 2014 Amaal rated it it was amazing
Title: Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Date of Publication: 2000
Genre: Fiction/Chapter Book
Annotations: In this book of the Magic Tree House Series, Jack and Annie go back to the colonial times and learn about the conducts during the Revolutionary War. Will they find what it is they’re looking for? Will they be able to keep history intact?

This is my first time reading a book from the Magic Tree House Series. These books seem to have good connections to actual events in hi
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Megan M
May 17, 2012 Megan M rated it really liked it
How have I never read books from this series before? I was never given them to read growing up (I think they were published a little late for me) and I don't have children. But now that I have found them, I want to devour every single one.

The basic idea is that Jack and Annie have this magic tree house that will take them anywhere and anytime they want to go. Apparently, these aren't just one-off adventures either, as there are mysteries give to them by Morgan le Fay to solve over three or four
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Lanie
Seriously?

No one noticed the two kids climbing in the boat?

Seriously?

& it's not really a secret mission of you tell the random kids it's a secret & give them a letter about said secret mission, asshat. Did you ever stop to think they might be spies?!

-_-

Apparently not, since it took these guys over Half the book to realize they might be enemy spies. (Even though you'd have to be a complete moron to send kids in as spies)

Plus, once again, war is not an appropriate topic for 5 year old
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Jessica
Identifying the appropriate genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Review/Summary: Jack and Annie are sent back to colonial times. They are sent back to Christmas Day, 1776, where they come across George Washington on the banks of the Delaware River. He is about to lead his army in a surprise attack against the enemy army. Can Jack and Annie keep history on course and find the second kind of writing for Morgan’s library?

Writing Trait: Revolutionary War on Wednesday includes a couple of writing traits
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Angkeara Ung
Sep 13, 2016 Angkeara Ung rated it it was amazing
Why i can't read it ?
Anna
Oct 15, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
This book is the second in this set of four missions to collect special writings for Morgan's library in Camelot. The poem they are using includes the line "something to send" and that is what Jack and Annie must find during the Revolutionary War.

Being in Pennsylvania, of course they are sent to Valley Forge at Christmas of 1776 when Washington and his troops are preparing to cross the Delaware. The children meet an officer who is from their own hometown, Frog Creek, PA, and he gives them a lett
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Sarah Sammis
Nov 23, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok
There are so many retellings of key moments in the American revolutionary war that the battlefield must have been littered with ancestors of celebrities and time travelers. There doesn't seem to be much room left for the people who were actually there. Add to the list now Jack and Annie as they visit in Revolutionary War on Wednesday.

Sean and I both were disappointed by the book. I get that it's fun to hook up the main characters with famous people. In this case it's General George Washington. U
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RLL52013_Kaitlin Larson
Nov 11, 2013 RLL52013_Kaitlin Larson rated it liked it
Shelves: rll-520
Magic Tree House stories are not only great fantasy early reader novels, but they can also fall into the category of historical fiction as well. This story focuses about going back in time to the middle of the Revolutionary War where Jack and Annie are sent of an adventure of course. Even though this is a cross over of fantasy and historical fiction I still think it is a useful story to highlight different points in our historical past, especially for young readers when history can be a dry subj ...more
Jess
Feb 01, 2009 Jess rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 2-3 graders, chapter book readers
Recommended to Jess by: Revolutionary War Booktalk
Jack and Annie travel back to colonial times where they run into George Washington about to cross the Delaware to go to battle.


This is one of the better series for kids new to chapter books. Osborne sets a perfect pacing and excitement level for her age group and does a good job of bringing in vocabulary (slosh is the word that sticks out in my mind) and history. Yes, it's a little cheerful and simple but also fitting for the age group. Plus she quoted Thomas Paine. When was the last time you re
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Amanda
Sep 07, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I chose to read this book because I loved these books when I was little. The book is about two children named Jack and Annie who use books to travel through time to solve mysteries. This particular book lands Jack and Annie in a boat crossing the Delaware with General George Washington. This book is great for classroom use because it is historical fiction, perking student’s interest while also teaching them a little bit about history. This book also has certain vocabulary words written in italic ...more
Dharia Scarab
Jul 21, 2016 Dharia Scarab rated it liked it

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

Myself, I go ou
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Rubi
Jun 02, 2015 Rubi rated it liked it
This book was okay as far as MTH books go. In this one, Jack and Annie follow a group of patriots to George Washington. Once there they give George Washington encouragement to continue the fight for liberty. That's pretty much all that happens. Though, this version makes it seem as though our favorite characters were influential in saving our future haha
And just a side note here....Isn't it funny how Mary Pope Osborne seems to contradict herself sometimes? I mean, we have Jack, who loves to read
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Liz
Jan 20, 2013 Liz rated it it was amazing
My 6-year old and I have read all of the MTH books up until this point, and this one is by far the best. I haven't bothered to rate them all because they're all pretty much the same 4-ish star quality - this is the exception. I actually found myself learning more about Revolutionary War history in this book than I remember learning in school - ha! And the best part is that I grew up in Philadelphia, so during the part when General Washington is leading his men in a secret mission across the Dela ...more
Moe
Nov 15, 2012 Moe rated it liked it
-RANDOM HOUSE,MAGIC TREE HOUSE,level 2.2
-Time:11/14=45minutes, 11/15=25minutes
-7words summary:United States-revolution-war-christmas-snow-letter-peaceful
-Discussion questions:
1. In this story,main charactors were passed a letter. How do you always send your message to people? I mean, do you send your messages by using e-mails or sending letters or anything else?
-I usually use e-mails and LINE to send my messages. LINE is like a chatting room with some friends. However I send a letter on special
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Jessica Lane
Feb 16, 2016 Jessica Lane rated it it was amazing
Revolutionary War on Wednesday in the twenty-second book in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Jack and Annie are siblings who travel through time in a tree house in the woods. In this book, they travel back to the Revolutionary War and meet George Washington.

I really enjoy all the Magic Tree House books, and Revolutionary War on Wednesday was no different. When I was younger, I loved the fantastical side of the story, and I learned a lot. I think it's awesome how Osborne has pair
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Laura Scheller
Feb 09, 2015 Laura Scheller rated it liked it
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Mrs. Kris's Class
Oct 22, 2010 Mrs. Kris's Class rated it did not like it
Dear Readers,
I'm Rebecca,
and in my belief, Revoloutionary War on Wednesday
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is about a girl named Annie who would rather go on adventures then sleep until 12:00 in the afternoon.
Not like my family, I dp the most adventurous things in my family, or atleast wants to. My mom gets worried.
Annie's older brother Jack, is also a maine character.
He'd rather sleep til' 12:00 in the afternoon.
Jack and Annie go inside there magic tree house, and find a letter from Morgan. The
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Mary Borgese
Oct 28, 2013 Mary Borgese rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House books are brilliant! There is so much to learn from each short novel. Revolutionary War on Wednesday is a simplified history lesson about the revolutionary war that children will enjoy as they follow the adventures of Annie and Jack. In the novel, Annie and Jack experience situations that reflect events that might have occurred during the war or back then. The detail that is added into the characters adventure makes the story seem so real! Children hate to le ...more
Forest
Mar 27, 2010 Forest rated it liked it
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