In the Magic Tree House series, Jack and his sister Anne discover a mysterious tree house filled with books, which they eventually learn the tree house belonged to Morgan le Fay, an enchanting librarian from the legendary world of Camelot where it was located in the woods of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, one summer day. All they have to do is point to a picture in a book and they are transported in history to that special place where they experience a unique adventure going back into time.
This time Jack and Anne go back into time when it’s June 1908 in Coney Island, New York where I, myself would not mind going back since the price of a hot dog is only three cents, or two for a nickel or an ice cream cone is only two cents. Before they are able to get back to their own time, they must get the Ring of Truth to light up when they meet up with the Great Houdini. The moral of the story is hard work.
Hurry Up, Houdini by Mary Pope Osborne is an interesting and fun assortment of history, adventure, magic recommended for children between the ages of six through eight years of age encouraging them to learn more about history and those who made history.
Located in the back of the book is a magic trick where children can learn how to perform a disappearing coin trick.
For more information on the author Mary Pope Osborne, please visit her website at http://www.marypopeosborne.com.
For more information on celebrating the “Passage to Adventure,” A Reading Buddies week during the week from October 12-19, 2013 please visit www.randomhousekids.com/brand/magic-tree-house/activities/?views=54 for more information.
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