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Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House #12): 12/18/09
Polar Bears Past Bedtime is the final in the series where Jack and Annie are trying to become Master Librarians. It's the twelfth in the Magic Tree House series.
Jack and Annie go to the arctic circle where they met with an Inuit and learn how to live in the harsh snowy winters. They see how humans, animals and the elements are all tied together.
The book also introduces some of the Inuit traditions (ceremonies, beliefs and art). These details provided Sean and me talking points. We talked about their artwork and history.
Though the books are written for easy reading for children my son's age the sparse language captures the bitter cold atmosphere of the arctic. Sean and I really felt like we were there with Jack and Annie. When they were freezing in their jammies, we were shivering together.
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Comment #1: Saturday, December, 19, 2009 at 04:36:48
This series made a reader of my daughter. She read them all. Now my youngest enjoys them.
Comment #2: Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 12:52:43
The Magic Tree House books are certainly helping my son get into reading. Also what's helping is having him pick out his own books at the library at his own pace.