THE BOOK THAT started it all is now in a new package with a CD of the author reading the story . Whether kids are fans or new to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, this package makes for a magical read-and-listen
When Jack and Annie find a tree house in the middle of the woods, it whisks them back into the prehistoric past. Can they get home before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?
"Gr. 1-2. With an entertaining blend of fact, farce, and fantasy, Osborne tells the story of Jack and his sister, Annie, who take a trip in a magic tree house and land in a time 65 million years ago. They find dinosaurs and volcanoes and adventure. She leads most of the time; he worries a lot and takes notes, but he saves her when she's chased by a duckbilled anatosaurus. Later, Annie saves Jack with the help of a flying pteranodon. And they get home before dark. This First Stepping Stone Book is the first in a projected Magic Tree House series about time travel. Shared imaginative play is a great way to lure new readers to the pleasure of books. In fact, veteran storyteller Osborne builds the power of reading into the story: it's the books in the tree house that give the kids the magic to travel and see far, far away. (Reviewed Oct. 1, 1992)0679824111Hazel Rochman"
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