Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House Series #21) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Cannon fire!

That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American ...
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Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House Series #21)

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Overview

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Cannon fire!

That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet—and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives!

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Jack and Annie are transported by their magic tree house to the time of the Civil War where they meet Clara Barton.

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    Magic Tree House Series  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375894787
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #21
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 40,533
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne
MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.
 
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. 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 Trade Paperback edition.

Biography

Ever since 1992, Mary Pope Osborne has been thrilling kids everywhere with her delightfully exciting Magic Tree House series. The globetrotting escapades of time travelers Jack and Annie are brimming with adventure and magic (not to mention some subtly placed lessons on history and geography). With a life like Osborne's, it's only natural that she would be capable of bringing such wondrous stories to life.

Osborne was brought up in a military family, and her parents' work led to a lifestyle marked by constant change. "By the time I was 15," she says on randomhouse.com, "I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina." While many kids would probably feel disoriented by such constant change, Osborne wouldn't have had it any other way. "Moving was never traumatic for me, but staying in one place was. When my dad finally retired to a small town in North Carolina, I nearly went crazy with boredom. I craved the adventure and changing scenery of our military life."

And adventure is exactly what Osborne got! After college, she embarked on a series of daring treks across the globe that would surely give Jack and Annie a run for their money. "For a while I camped in a cave on the island of Crete," she said. "Then I joined up with a small band of European young people heading to 'The East.' We traveled through 11 Asian countries and nearly lost our lives, first in an earthquake in northern Afghanistan and then in a riot in Kabul."

Following an illness she contracted in Katmandu, Osborne returned home to the U.S. trying her hand at a vast variety of jobs: window dresser, medical assistant, Russian travel consultant, waitress, bartender, and an assistant editor at a children's magazine. Although Osborne had unconsciously moved closer toward her ultimate career, she says that her first attempts at writing seemed to come without warning. "One day, out of the blue, I began writing a story about an 11-year-old girl in the South," she recalls. "The girl was a lot like me, and many of the incidents in the story were similar to happenings in my childhood...it became a young adult novel called Run, Run Fast as You Can. Finally, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up."

She sure did! Since then, Osborne has penned a slew of stories, including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels; but she is indisputably best known for her wonderful Magic Tree House books, a happy hodge-podge of history and mystery with a time travel theme kids find irresistible. No doubt inspired by Osborne's own highly adventurous life, these exiting expeditions have attracted droves of children and pleased educators by combining compulsively readable storytelling with useful facts about geography and history.

As was written of the series in Children's Literature, "Mary Pope Osborne provides nicely paced excitement for young readers, and there's just enough information mixed in so that children will take away some historical fact along with a sense of accomplishment at having completed a chapter book." As much as Osborne has certainly pleased her readers (not to mention their parents and teachers), perhaps no one is quite as pleased as she. "I'm one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living," she explained. "There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children's book author."

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A few fascinating outtakes from our interview with Osborne:

"One of the most defining experiences of my life was traveling overland in an old van through the Middle East and Asia in the early 1970's. One day, when a small group of us were camped in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, we saw a woman riding horseback over the sloping plain. Her long brown hair floated on the wind and she wore a bright gypsy-style dress. When she got closer, I realized she was one of my roommates from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill! Though I didn't even know she'd left the U.S.—and she didn't know I was in Afghanistan, we weren't that surprised to come upon each other. That says a lot about the times we were living in then."

"After 26 years of living in New York City, my husband Will and I now spend most of our time in Northwestern Connecticut, living in a house that overlooks a lake. We kayak and hike with our two Norfolk terriers, Joey and Mr. Bezo. Will's learning Italian, and I've been working with a tutor for two years trying to understand Dante's Divine Comedy. One of my biggest hobbies is reading philosophy and theology. We spend lots of time, of course, on our work. After writing three shows for the Morehead Planetarium in North Carolina, Will's writing a musical based on the Magic Tree House series. I'm writing book # 38 in the series. I also spend a lot of time with my sister Natalie Pope Boyce who works on the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Natalie and our nephews and some of our best friends live nearby in the Berkshires Hills of Massachusetts, so we're up there a lot, too. My only complaint is there is not enough time to do all I want to do. For instance, I'd love to take drawing classes and I'd love to paint the lake we're living on. And I'd love to bird watch and become a better cook and learn about classical music. Maybe sometime in the future...."

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    1. Hometown:
      Goshen, Connecticut
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 20, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of North Carolina
    2. Website:

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

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    Posted June 5, 2011

    Okay

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    awesome

    so good if you like magic.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    a great book

    My 6yo grandson pours over this book, which I bought for him when he was 5. He thoroughly enjoys learning about the history of our great country, something rare these days. This book helps nuture that interest.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Haha, i loved these books

    When i was in second grade i loved these book. Haha

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    We love Jack and Annie and the Magic Treehouse

    We love the Magic Treehouse Series and book #21 is no exception! Mary Pope Osborne does it again. My grandson loves this series and he doesn't even know he learning about history along the way. The characters are lovable and believable. We will continue to enjoy the series for a long time to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Nightbird

    COOL!!

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    Posted January 5, 2013

    Echo

    Very good. Me like.

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  • Posted March 27, 2009

    My daughter LOVES these books!!!

    My eight year old loves all these Magic Tree House books. The first tree house book was the very first chapter book she read all by herself a few years ago. Through these books she has become more interested in history. That's why she chose this book, because she likes learning about the Civil War.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2000

    I really liked Cival War on Sunday!

    I liked Cival War on Sunday because it kind of taught you about the Cival War and it showed you how much they suffered. I really liked Cival War on Sunday.

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    Posted February 14, 2014

    Good

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    Posted February 1, 2014

    Y

    Good book. Can't wait to read revalutionary war on wendsday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    It's awsome

    I love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Magic tree house. Read me! Libby

    Magic tree house is good but this is the best magic tree house
    i have read so far. Hily recomended.





    ook l've read so far! Hily recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    I love your books

    They are so amazing i have read a few of them but they have good mysterys it is very entetaining to read on a nice chilly day in west virginia ps.my reading buddys love this book. from layla hite in west virginia upsur buckhannon i go to school at union elementary @

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Chapter 1~Betrayal~

    ***
    Cybertron.*********************
    A battle is happening in the Cybertronian space; Autobots tracked the dreaded Decepticon leader Megatrn on his way to a space station. "I hate this job." Said Breakdown inside the Decepticon spaceship (which was being mercilessly attacked by the Autobots)."Silence Breakdown!" Answered Megatron angrily. "75% of external damage, Sir! Idk how much more the Ship can take!" Answered Brawl, desperately pressing buttons on the control of the ship. "It will take as much damage as i say!" Megatron said angrily. "Lord Megatron, we've located the sign from Sky commander Masterspark." Stated Soundwave with his mechanical tone. "Put it on the screen, Soundwave." Megatron was increasingly angry in that situation. A hologram then appeared in the middle of the room, a grey-colored Decepticon appeared, lean and tall (almost 2 times Megatron's size); he looked like a giant Cybertronian skeleton with yelliw eyes. "Sky Commander Masterspark, youve sent a message to me, stating that you captured the Autobot leader on ur headquarters..." Megatron said to the Sky Commander, seemingly angry. "Thats correct, Lord Megatron." His voice was rough and imposing, rivaling Megatron's own voice, but slightly smoother. "Shall i execute him?" "No, keep him alive. I shall execute him with my oen hands!" Said Megatron. Masterspark's hologram then disappeared. "Lord Megatron, Sir?" Brawl called to Megatron. "What is it, Brawl?" "The reinforcements have arrived.". Megatron looked to the space, where thousands of Decepticon spaceships have arrived, opening fire against the Autobot's troops. "Keep fighting Decepticons, for today, Zeta Prime will fall!" Megatron smiled in his insanity. The battle between the Decepticons and the Autobots raged on through space. ***************** On Masterspark's space station, the sky commander Masterspark watched as Megatron's ship approached his space station... but one subtle detail caught his attention: the starship was on fire. "LOOK OUT!" screamed Masterspark to his Decepticon soldierss while jumping away, and behind him, a chained Zeta Prime could b seen. Megatron's ship fell right on the spot where Masterspark and his fellows had been located, causing a massive explosion. "It seems u Decepticons arent good with landings, haha." Zeta Prime joked, laughing a bit. "Skywound, silence him." Masterspark's tone was calm and nice, in contrast with Megatron's phsychotic voice. Another Decepticon (a black and bulky one, slightly smaller than Megatron) punched Zeta Prime's face fiercely, almost ripping his head in two. "Keep ur mouth shut, Autobot leader." Skywound growled. Masterspark returned to look to the explosion that Megatron's ship had caused; only smoke could b seen, and out of the smoke, a rough voice could b heard, "WHERE IS ZETA PRIME?" Everyone could recognize that voice; Megatron. (to b continued in next result.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Read Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My Sister & I both read this book when

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Disgusting

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Love you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Cival War On Sunday Cival

    Cival War On Sunday might be FANTISY but my kids husband an i LOVED it.Posted by Chloe Johnson

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