Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House Series #47)

Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House Series #47)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
     
 

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Jack and Annie go back in time to help Abe Lincoln, not once, but twice! They get to meet the great man as a boy, and during his time as president. Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure between the pages of Abe Lincoln at Last!. Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, action, adventure, history, and facts in this…  See more details below

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Jack and Annie go back in time to help Abe Lincoln, not once, but twice! They get to meet the great man as a boy, and during his time as president. Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure between the pages of Abe Lincoln at Last!. Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, action, adventure, history, and facts in this latest installment of the bestselling Magic Tree House series.

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
Magic Treehouse #47, one of the Merlin Mission series titles, sends Jack and Annie back to 1861, a week after Abraham Lincoln and his family has taken up residence in the White House just at the brink of the Civil War. In order to undo an enchantment on Merlin's penguin, Penny, who has been accidentally turned into a stone statue, Jack and Annie are in search of the third ingredient needed to break the spell: "a single feather from a hero's hand," which they are instructed to use "wisely to give him hope" to "heal his land." While readers may find it unsettling to have the juxtaposition of wizard Merlin, a petrified penguin named Penny, and the sixteenth president of the United States, Jack and Annie's White House time travel is nonetheless engaging in its own right. The two meet up right away with another pair of lively siblings named Tad and Willie, who take what seem to be shocking liberties in the White House—until Jack and Annie realize that their new playmates are none other than Lincoln's two sons. Osborne cleverly constructs the story to make the "single feather from a hero's hand" come to the duo in an unexpected way. The otherwise lighthearted story acquires a deeper poignancy from the historical fact of Willie's impending death from typhoid fever, followed by Lincoln's own tragic assassination. The feather of hope turns out to be one that is needed indeed, by all of us. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375968259
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Series:
Magic Tree House Series, #47
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,248,785
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of all the Magic Tree House books, and with her husband has written Magic Tree House: The Musical. She currently works with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce, on the nonfiction companion titles to the Magic Tree House books. She lives in Goshen, Connecticut, with her husband, Will, and their three dogs.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

From the Hardcover edition.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Goshen, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:
B.A., University of North Carolina
Website:
http://www.marypopeosborne.com

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