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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Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27)

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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

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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: 20,677
  • 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.

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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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    Posted October 26, 2014

    Nom nom nom DELIOUS ou will love it read

    DELIOUS i love it!!eat,eat,eat there now that's agood boy/girl or whatever you are dont you just love the taste? Of course you do!!!! Now read the next book my, dear child :)

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    Posted March 23, 2013

    Bella

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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 December 3, 2012

    Raymond to trainer

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    Posted December 3, 2012

    Lantern

    Dont do it it can mess you up

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    Posted December 3, 2012

    Crissie

    Hello?

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    Posted November 28, 2012

    I wonder

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  • Anonymous

    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 March 22, 2012

    By GGGggg

    Great series fantastic

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    Posted February 25, 2012

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    Posted December 27, 2011

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    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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