Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #18: Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #18: Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Salvatore Murdocca
     
 

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This book answers questions about Antarctica and the animals that live there, from how penguins survive in the frigid conditions to what happens at a South Pole research station.

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This book answers questions about Antarctica and the animals that live there, from how penguins survive in the frigid conditions to what happens at a South Pole research station.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
While this nonfiction resource can stand alone as a wealth of information for the elementary crowd, it is also a welcome addition to the experience of reading Eve of the Emperor Penguin # 40 in the "Magic Tree House" series. This book takes the experiences of Jack and Annie from MTH and explores them more fully. This guide, which is engaging right from the start, covers all of the elements touched upon in the story but breaks them down and expands the scope of the information presented to provide a real and clear picture of life in Antarctica. Topics include history, animals, explorers, and modern day life. While this book provides much information, it also encourages further inquiry both through its friendly format and also by providing a useful list of alternative resources to be used for further study. This is a nice addition to the story and would be very useful particularly in a thematic/unit type of study. Reviewer: Trina Heidt
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Here is another book in the "Magic Tree House Research Guide" series. The title is a bit misleading, as much more is covered than just the penguins who inhabit Antarctica. In fact, four of the six chapters deal with other topics. These include the history and geography of Antarctica, animal life, explorers of the continent, and current activities at the site. Two children named Jack and Annie appear throughout the book as students are learning facts and being guided through an abundance of information presented in straightforward, easily-understood prose. Black and white illustrations and photos are an excellent addition to the text, providing visual appeal and unifying the work. Other sources of information in the book include a bibliography, a list of audiovisual materials, a list of zoos and aquariums where penguins are housed, and a list of web sites to visit. This is sure to be a useful book for youngsters undertaking research, as well as those who are interested in penguins and Antarctica. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781436435451
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Series , #18
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
700L (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. Mary is the author of over 50 acclaimed books for children. Natalie has worked as a children’s librarian and as a teacher of English and E.S.L. This is their 11th book together.

Sal Murdocca has been illustrating and writing books for children for many years. Sal and his wife, Nancy, are avid runners and have toured Europe on bicycles. He lives in Rockland County, New York.

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 #18: Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penguins have sex also. If u read a book called 365 sex potitions beware for the ladies because the boys usally want sex. And if he sticks his cock up ur vagina beware u will get pregnant
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My sis luvs this book its wonderful and is good for any age!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty cool
Guest More than 1 year ago
the research guide is fun and trilling.the facts make me see real penguins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!