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Comments for Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #5)

Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #5): 11/03/10

cover art (Link goes to Powells)Earlier in the year when I was part of the Read Your Own Book Challenge, I read through my son's collection of The Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. He has the first eight and a couple other ones from later points in the series.

Night of the Ninjas is the fifth in the series. Jack and Annie have discovered the identity of the owner of the treehouse. She now has sent them back to Japan on a quest to help her gather the first part of a magic spell. They must do it by learning the way of the ninja.

Fighting against the ninjas are evil samurai. I don't typically think of samurai as being evil but that's the role they're cast in for this book. Along the way though, in a Karate Kid fashion, the children are taught how to be one with nature to defeat their enemies (or at least hide from them).

It was an okay book but it lacks the depth of later books in the series.

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