Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House #21): 05/20/10
In Civil War on Sunday, Jack and Annie travel back to the American Civil War to help King Arthur. Camelot is in trouble and he needs four special forms of writing to help save the kingdom. The first one is "something to follow."
While back in time they meet Clara Barton, serve lunch to the soldiers and help in the hospital tent. They learn the harsh truth about the battle field and find their own bravery along the way.
Like Ghost Town at Sundown, there's an element of time travel in Civil War on Sunday. This time the children end up helping one of their relatives.
Although Sean I enjoyed the book, it was tough for my son to get through certain parts. I also think Civil War on Sunday was the point where Sean started to lose interest in the Magic Tree House series. He hasn't started learning about either the Revolutionary or the Civil War yet in school. So the frank (but not graphic) portrayal of the wounded was hard for him.
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