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Magic Tree House is a educational book written by Mary Pope Osborne.

It is about a brother and a sister named Jack and Annie. Annie is 7 and Jack is 8. They travel in a Magic Tree House. Jack and Annie are assigned to these missions by Morgan la Fay, the sister of King Arthur of Camelot. Jack and Annie travel through time and history to help Morgan get free from a spell, solve four ancient riddles and become master librarians, save four ancient stories from being lost forever, free a mysterious little dog from a spell, save Camelot, and learn different kinds of magic.

Sometimes Jack and Annie meet famous people in history and other times they have to read about history to complete their missions.

 “I LOVE IT!” I said as soon as I started the series.

The first 4 books are Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies In the Morning and Pirates Past Noon.

After the 28th book in the Magic Tree House series, it becomes the Merlin Missions. In the Merlin Missions, Merlin sends them on these quests. It is more advanced reading than the earlier books. In all, there are now 47 books in the series. Next month (July, 2012), the 48th book, A Perfect Time for Pandas, is supposed to be published.

Here is a video and a couple of pictures, enjoy!






  1. Mommy Said,

    Great job Gina!!! I loved your article and your video! Love, Mommy

  2. Valerie Said,

    Gina, I really like your video. I am a high school reading teacher in Arkansas and I am going to show it to my students and see if I can get them to do some video book reviews like you have done. Thanks for the inspiration! (Also, I liked seeing your mom and dad. :D)


  3. Paula Said,

    What a great video for kids. I am so glad you like reading books just like your Mom did when I knew her in school. Keep up the good work. I love your website.


  4. NanceConfer Said,

    Thank you, Gina, for sharing your love of this series with everyone. I have always enjoyed it and your post brought back fond memories of reading these books with my children when they were your age. 🙂

  5. Sarah C. Said,

    Hi Gina,
    Great job on your review and video! My son, Ryan. loved the Magic Tree House books right from the start also. He has read all of them that our library has. Now he has started reading the Encyclopedia Brown books, which have become his new favorites. If you’ve never read them, you might want to check them out too! Looking forward to seeing more reviews from you! 🙂

  6. Grandma Said,

    Gina, you did a great job of telling about the books. You didn’t seem nervous at all. Mom didn’t do too bad herself. Hope to see you soon. I love you. Grandma

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