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Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22): 06/17/10
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. Unfortunately they are children. They show up on a battle field in a snow storm. They stand out.
They get caught. Twice. They get warned about the dangers of the battlefield. Twice. But they are so intent on their mission and the thrill of seeing George effing Washington (my emphasis, not theirs) that they act stupidly and dangerously.
Sean spent more time yelling at Jack and Annie for being idiots than he did on reading the book. I had to agree with him. The set up made no sense and therefore failed at the presumed goal of teaching about this critical moment in the Revolution.
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