Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: NIGHT OF THE NEW MAGICIANS




image: NIGHT OF THE NEW MAGICIANS - Mystery book review
NIGHT OF THE NEW MAGICIANS - Mystery book review
NIGHT OF THE NEW MAGICIANS
A MERLIN MISSION: MAGIC TREE HOUSE #35
Mary Pope Osborne
Random House
2006


Available: Hardcopy, paperback, Kindle, audio

     Jack and Annie are off on another mission for Merlin. They have to save four new magicians! An evil sorcerer wants to steal their magical secrets and they have to stop him. After a quick trip to the magic tree house, Jack and Annie are whisked off to Paris, France in 1889. Their mission is to find the four magicians of Light, Sound, Invisibility and Iron. The Paris World's Fair is in full swing. It's crowded with visitors from all over and the task seems impossible. Plus, there isn't one magic exhibit, just a lot of science and invention demonstrations. To add to the confusion, the locals seem to think everything scientific is magical. True to form, Jack and Annie don't give up.
     What is especially nice about the  "Merlin Missions: Magic Tree House Series" is that the mysteries are fused with mystery and history in a compelling magical style. Although this book employs magic, Annie and Jack seem like real kids. Their detective skills are age appropriate and believable. Not only do they solve mysteries, they learn something about life in the process/



Target Audience: Grades 3-5
Mystery/suspense: Good
Kid Appeal: High


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