Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute


image: Magic Tree House: Moonlight on the Magic Flute  - mystery book review
Magic Tree House: Moonlight on the Magic Flute - mystery book review
Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute
Mary Pope Osborne
A Steppingstone Book
Random House
2009

Available: hardcover, paperback, Kindle, audiobook

    Jack and Annie have another assignment from Merlin to travel back in time in their magic tree house. They are to find a brilliant artist and put him or her on the right path. Doing this, they will help bring happiness to millions of people. It's a big assignment. The only problem is they don't know where they're going or who their looking for. Not only that, Merlin hasn't. Jack and Annie have another assignment from Merlin to travel back in time in their magic tree house. They are to find a brilliant artist and put him or her on the right path. Doing this, they will help bring happiness to millions of people. It's a big assignment. The only problem is they don't know where they're going or who their looking for. Not only that, Merlin hasn't provided the with any background information. They'r provided the with any background information. They're supposed to just do what feels right. When they arrive in eighteenth-century Vienna, they find it's not all that easy. Especially when a pesky six-year-old boy, Wolfie, keeps demanding their attention and time is running out.
    This is a chapter book and the story is a fun read. It has action, humor, and a good mystery with a twist on history. The details about Mozart are artfully woven into the story and are sure to delight. Plus, the story is followed by the historical facts.

Target Audience: grades 4-6
Mystery / Suspense: good
Kid Appeal: Strong

ANOTHER EARLY READER:
NIGHT OF THE NEW MAGICIANS


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