Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27)

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The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet the Pilgrims as well as Squanto, a Native American who helped them. The story offers an age-appropriate, in-depth picture of what life was really like for early settlers, as well as the usual Magic Tree House adventure and excitement.

Jack and Annie travel in their magic treehouse to the year 1621, where they celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and ...

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Overview

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet the Pilgrims as well as Squanto, a Native American who helped them. The story offers an age-appropriate, in-depth picture of what life was really like for early settlers, as well as the usual Magic Tree House adventure and excitement.

Jack and Annie travel in their magic treehouse to the year 1621, where they celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in the New Plymouth Colony.

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Jack and Annie, the two Magic Tree House explorers, are sailing back in time to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in Book #27 of Mary Pope Osborne's popular series.

When the two adventurers get a note from Morgan telling them to "Gather all together,/Turn three worlds into one," they're not sure what kind of "special magic" the Magic Tree House will show them. Yet when they emerge from their trip garbed in Pilgrims' clothes, they soon realize they've been whisked back to 1621 to the site of the first Thanksgiving feast. Adjusting their 21st-century vocab and inventing an excuse for their arrival, Jack and Annie attempt to settle into early colonial life, meeting famous Pilgrims like Governor Bradford and Captain Standish, trying to catch eels and clams in the Native American style according to Squanto's instructions, and looking after Priscilla Mullins's roasting turkey (Jack accidentally drops it in the fireplace). However, when the three worlds -- Pilgrims, Wampanoag, and the two children -- come together for a bountiful meal, and after Squanto reminds them to "be kind to those who feel different and afraid," Jack and Annie realize they've lots to be thankful for.

Another educational and thrilling trip, Thanksgiving on Thursday will keep fans feasting on Osborne's Magic Tree House books. Jack and Annie are as observant and ready to learn as ever, and this journey back to early America will have readers searching for more books about Pilgrims and Native Americans. As with each MTH book, Osborne includes more facts in the back, along with a helpful introductory note, which should help educators and parents use this exciting history lesson in discussions. The Magic Tree House is always a cornucopia of fun! Matt Warner

Children's Literature
Eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie, have a magical tree house in their woods. Once inside the tree house, they can travel anywhere through the books that fill it. In this title, Book 27 of the "Magic Tree House" series, they find a note from famous magical librarian of Camelot Morgan le Fay. Immediately, they are transported back to the year 1621 and Plymouth, Massachusetts. They try to observe the Pilgrims quietly, but Jack becomes caught in a snare. Soon the Pilgrims are swarming them, asking questions. Squanto, the Wampanoag Indian, pretends to recognize them, thus including the two children in the festivities of the day. They meet the famous Priscilla, who takes them home with her and shows them how to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey, Pilgrim style. Jack's twentieth-century phrases have the Pilgrims shaking their heads in confusion, but he and Annie are still treated as if they belonged there. Priscilla sends the two children to the stream to catch some fish, but Jack and Annie soon realize they know nothing about fishing or hunting the old fashioned way. Discouraged by their lack of skills, they are afraid to return to camp. But Priscilla soon finds them and returns them to the festivities. The meal begins with mountainous plates of food brought out to the many set up benches. Squanto and the Wamponoag Indians feast with the Pilgrims on that momentous day, and Jack and Annie are delighted to be part of the ceremony. When the feast ends, they realize it is time for them to return home. Squanto leads them into the forest. From him, they learn a valuable lesson—how to be kind to those who are different. Children will relive a special moment in American historythrough this captivating story. 2002, Random House Children's Books, Ages 8 to 14.
—Debbie West
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375806155
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2002
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #27
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: 1st Paperback Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 18,647
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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.

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."

Good To Know

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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book so much, I could read it every single day.

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    Posted June 18, 2012

    Yes a verry good book

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    Bella

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    Girl

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    Posted December 3, 2012

    Trainer

    He grins. U have to role play smex with me darling. U have to think ouside the box.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

    I wonder

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    Posted May 7, 2012

    ...mmm .........??

    Is this a littke kids book?

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    Posted April 2, 2012

    Dam good

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    Posted November 22, 2011

    Thanksgiving reminders

    This book tells us of the very first Thanksgiving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    this is an average series

    my headline says it all except that i probably would like it better if i was younger

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    great learning experience

    I bought this book for my 7 yr old. he had to do a book report on historical fiction. We both learned quite a bit. He enjoyed reading this book and stayed interested. He has started reading more books from the magic treehouse collection.

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