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it is at least not too challenging of is at least not too challenging of read for its middle grade target audience A brief prologue leads the not entirely genius protagonists to follow an eagle with a vague poem that then causes them to be transported in time to the late 2nd century AD After this the ids encounter a mysterious lone rider on a black horse and then sneak into a Roman legionary camp with the password and a plausible excuse about why they are there Of course predictably they get into trouble in their investigations as they look for a hero in disguise and eventually engage in petty theft by trying on some of the Roman armor and weapons for themselves which leads them to a dangerous spot Because this is a children s novel and not something written by someone like myself one nows that there will be an obvious deus ex machina ending to save the children from *their own stupidity and spoiler alert it happens that the mysterious horsemen they had met ends up being the emperor * own stupidity and spoiler alert it happens that the mysterious horsemen they had met ends up being the emperor takes their coin from the future and ponders on how he will defeat the Germanic tribes in the winter before the ids return home satisfied with their adventuresTime travel stories like this one are sometimes uite difficult to create well and this book certainly has a lot of improbabilities about it When one examines say the general lack of martial ardor the main characters have or the puzzling uestion of why it is that they are sent back to engage in action that would highly endanger their lives with nothing than vague hints as to what they should be doing then it is easy to neglect larger improbabilities like the space time paradox that the book involves or the way that the book. Mission Be like a warriorThat is easier said than done The Roman soldiers are much scarier in person and suspicious of strangers Then a mysterious man riding a black horse gives Jack and Annie some advice to help them on their mission But the man may not be who he seems Will Jack and Annie be good warriors Can they learn what makes the Roman soldiers so great And who is the mysterious rider Did you now. 88 pages Good adventures with Annie and Jack as they travel to Roman times and learn about life with the Centurions Fans of the Magic Tree House series will enjoy it Recommended for Grades 3 4 I m disappointed in this book because I generally love the Magic Tree House books I ve been reading them since around 1998 or 1999 when there were only A Few Of Them And I Was Young Enough To few of them and I was young enough to in their target audience Obviously as an adult rea Not one of the most thrilling of Jack and Annie s adventures but I did enjoy the Manhattan esue listing things that are beautiful Jack and Annie go to a Roman camp Super cute I love revisiting Jack and Annie and their adventures It was so funny because I just read a book on a Centurian and my devotional book of Stoicism uotes Marcus Aurelius all the time It seemed like the perfect time to explore Roman times with Jack and Annie I loved what Marcus had to say Like In life we wear many disguises sometimes feel like I wear the disguise of a powerful emperor Upon reading this book I Was For Some Time was for some time puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus Aurelius but upon reading it I do indeed recognize the connection that this book has although it has to do with the Roman Empire and the immensely lax security that would allow two bumbling children to have the sort of access that they do to the Roman Emperor as well as the armor and weapons of a Roman legion on a war footing in the area of Dacia This sort of book of course works best if one does not think too much about it and probably makes sense if one has read the first *30 volumes of the series first as I did not and very likely will not If * volumes of the series first as I did not and very likely will not If book was enjoyable enough to read on its own it certainly is not nearly as exciting a book as it thinks it is and the author seems to rely on. Travel back in time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie in this #1 bestselling series and meet the greatest warriors of all the RomansWe are warriors Jack and Annie have met nights pirates ninjas and Vikings but they have never met the most fearsome warriors of all Roman soldiers When the magic tree house whisks them back to the early 100s AD Jack and Annie find themselves in a Roman camp Their.
Download Ù eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Mary Pope OsborneViews Marcus Aurelius as a hero That is at least to me
the most puzzling part of many books I have read about themost puzzling part of many books I have read about the Empire the tendency that many writers have of making a priggish anti Christian bigot and bad father into some sort of hero for the ages anti Christian bigot and bad father into some sort of hero for the ages he happened to write some thoughtful fortune cookie material as a diary It is baffling that so many people should find his writings so impressive when his behavior against Christians was so reprehensible Suffice it to say that this book does not deal with the religious biases of Aurelius or even bring them up as a negative aspect of his reign No this book is all hero worship and mediocre fantasy pablum I ve read aloud a ahem fair number of the Magic Tree House books and this one is by far the best It s surprisingly moving even as it packs in a ton of wonderful information about life in a Roman legion Great adventure Feminist icon Annie and her brother go on one of the scariest adventures I have mixed feelings about the Magic Tree House reboot My main concern however is just that I m unsure as to
how the new 29 32 fit into the chronology of the story like do these take place between the originalthe new 29 32 fit into the chronology of the story like do these take place between the original and the Merlin Missions Or do these relegate the Merlin Missions to an alternate universe And are the Programming in Swift kids 7 and 8 or are they 10 and 11 as we left them in Night of the Ninth Dragon A lot of uestions That being said the new stories are written in a funnier style with a faster pace and that s good for Gen Z and their soon to beids who are used to media in that style If the goal is to return to the youngest MTH demographic and secure new readers for future books then I very much think that goal has been accomplished Another look at a point in history and a topic WordPress Absolute Beginners Guide kids are interested in It will whetids whistle I ll have to look for the information guide too. That there's a Magic Tree House book for every idMagic Tree House Perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter booksMerlin Missions More challenging adventures for the experienced readerFact Trackers Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventuresIf you're looking for Merlin Mission #31 Summer of the Sea Serpent it was renumbered as part of the rebrand in 2017 as Merlin Mission.