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Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House #24) by Mary Pope Osborne
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Oscar and the Cricket by Geoff Waring
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Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) by Mary Pope Osborne
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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25)

Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25): 07/17/10

cover art (Link goes to Powells)Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne is my son's favorite Magic Tree House. The time travel story that takes Jack and Annie back to meet William Shakespeare captured his imagination and ended up being the topic of conversation at every meal for about a week.

I don't share my son's enthusiasm for this book but since the goal was for him to read and he did so with enthusiasm, my rating at the end reflects his feelings for the book. My problem with the book is the choice for another celebrity visit.

How William Shakespeare managed to actually write anything is beyond me given how many time travelers he seems to have visiting him. Besides this book I can also think of King of Shadows by Susan Cooper and the Doctor Who episode, "The Shakespeare Code."

For my son though, it was his first introduction to Shakespeare. When he's a little older I'll read to him King of Shadows which is an excellent time travel to work with Shakespeare young adult novel.

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Comment #1: Sunday, July, 18, 2010 at 07:10:05

Man of la Book

Our daughter (5) was into the Magic Treehouse for a while, we got mot of the series from the library but along the way she lost interest. I thought it was a fine series for kids.



Comment #2: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 19:25:17

Pussreboots

My son was most interested in them from kindergarten through the end of first grade. By second grade he had moved on to longer books.