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Comments for Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4): 08/13/10

cover art (Link goes to Powells)During the ROOB competition I  read through a bunch of the earliest Magic Tree House books. In Pirates Past Noon Jack and Annie go back in time to learn how to be pirates and to discover the identity of the mysterious M.

The earliest books are very short compared the newest ones. They are also short on plot. The gist here is that the siblings are still trying to learn who owns the tree house and how it works the way it does. In the middle of all of this are pirates who are out to get treasure.

If this were a later book there would be more information about piracy, letters of mark, the different nations involved in the Caribbean and so forth. As it stands, the pirates are merely caricatures and a means of putting the children in danger to move the plot.

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Comment #1: Saturday, August, 14, 2010 at 17:03:34

Emidy from Une Parole

Aw, I used to devour this series as a kid! They were such fun books. Great for the imagination. Thanks for reminding me about them!



Comment #2: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 17:03:07

Pussreboots

You're welcome. After a year off from reading this series, my son has decided to start up again.



Comment #3: Saturday, August, 14, 2010 at 17:32:03

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Comment #4: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 17:06:37

Pussreboots

Thank you for the award.