Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca, Sal Murdocca, Natalie Pope Boyce
     
 

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics?

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Step into the world of ancient Greece and meet some of its philosophers, poets, Olympic champions and gods and goddesses. Travel to Athens, one of the first democracies in the world, and Mount Olympus, where the Greeks believed their gods and goddesses lived. Visit temples and festivals, and the agora, the marketplace of Athens. How did the Greeks live? What were their houses like? What did they do for fun? How did Greek athletes train for the Olympics? What sports did athletes participate in at the first Olympics? The answers to these questions and much more valuable information is found between the covers of this exceptional book. This guide is the nonfiction companion to Hour of the Olympics, another title in the "Magic Tree House" series. Photographs and illustrations enhance the concise text. Jack and Annie, the protagonists in the "Magic Tree House" series, appear throughout the book to tell readers "fun facts" about ancient Greece. For example, readers will learn that flute music was played during the long jump at the first Olympics; that actors in Greek plays always wore masks; and that Greek children kept pet goats, turtles, mice, dogs and birds. The last chapter in this book discusses today's Olympics and compares it to the original. As always, Jack and Annie tell readers where they can find additional information about ancient Greece and provide tips for doing more research. Children old enough to read this book will be able to put the Olympics events in Greece this summer in a cultural and a historical context. This may be the first time in their short lives that they can participate as spectators and watch the games with interest. 2004, Random House, Ages 6 to 10.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375823787
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/08/2004
Series:
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Series, #10
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
38,274
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.

Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, 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.

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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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont listen to the bad rewiews this book is awesome!
Robinm5 More than 1 year ago
I was pleased with the book ,"Ancient Greece and the Olympics. Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce have put together a fine publication. This is, of course, expected from this admirable team of writers. I always read completely any publication that I intend to purchase for my grandchildren and found myself enjoying the book immensely. The history which could be 'boring' or ' dry' to children is kept alive by being concise and not long-winded. Topics are short but convey plenty of information for young readers. My grandson had been reading a fantasy series with his dad which included various Greek gods, goddesses and heroes (Rick Riordan's "The lightning Thief" 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians') (also very enjoyable) so I thought maybe I could con him into reading a non-fiction book on similar material. Apparently he picked it up and immediately devoured it. When an eight year chooses Learning Something over a video game, you know the book is a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy sample....... just parent reveiws
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to love her books when i was little but now they bore me i think she should make books for older kida
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally finished my collection!
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WHO READS THIS JUNK?????!????!!!! I THINK THAT MARY POOP OSBORNE SHOULD STOP WRITING THIS GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S RIGHT! I SAID POOP!!! DON'T BUY THIS BOOK OR ANY MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOKS 'CAUSE THEY ALL STINK AND ARE A BIG WASTE OF CASH!!!!!!!! WHO'S WITH ME??????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Th magic tree house are one of my favitor books in the whole world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample was needed much more pages. Honestly I like MPO i really do its just too short. All of her books are.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That picture on the title should not be there for kids under 12!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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