Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #23: Snakes and Other Reptiles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #23: Snakes and Other Reptiles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras

by Mary Pope Osborne, 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 #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, they had lots of questions. Can snakes really be charmed? What reptile has the deadliest venom? What do Komodo dragons eat? How do you tell alligators and crocodiles apart? Find out the

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, they had lots of questions. Can snakes really be charmed? What reptile has the deadliest venom? What do Komodo dragons eat? How do you tell alligators and crocodiles apart? 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 - Kristi Bernard
Reptiles have been around for a long time. You can't escape them even if you try because they are on every continent except Antarctica. If you hate them you will learn to love and appreciate them once you've read Osborne and Boyce's book. If you love them you will be delighted to learn even more about them. Osborne and Boyce discuss all of the species in the reptile family. In regards to myths, readers will learn that snakes in Egypt were considered gods and in Greece they were a sign of healing and wisdom. If you were wondering how many different kinds of snakes there are around the world Osborne and Boyce teach readers about snake families such as Colubridae who are harmless, and Boidaie and Pythonidae which have strong muscles to better squeeze their prey before they devour them. There are plenty of pictures here to show off all of the animals. Lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises are covered to name a few. Readers will find fun facts in sidebars and helpful resources to find out even more information. Osborne and Boyce even discuss why it is so important to save snakes and reptiles. Many are considered to be endangered species because their natural habitats are being destroyed. Readers will also learn about the medicinal value of snake venom and how it can help to lower blood pressure and slow down the growth of cancer. Parents and teachers will love this guide. Readers will love the index in the back of the book for quick reference to a particular topic or reptile. Reviewer: Kristi Bernard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375860119
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Series, #23
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
97,338
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

MMARY 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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