Friday, July 8, 2011

Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House Book #8)

The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to a moon base in the future where they continue to search for the fourth thing they need to free their friend Morgan from the magician's spell.

My thoughts:
This time around Jack and Annie visit a moon base in the future.  They have the chance to experience lower gravity, wear space suits and go for a ride in a moon buggy.  This the their fourth adventure to find a special item to free Morgan from her spell.  Once again the item they need to find starts with the letter M.

Jack and Annie have to use the book provided in the tree house to figure out how to use the items on the moon.  This is the first time that the pair have traveled to the future rather than to the past.  I actually enjoy the visits to the past more because it is a good spring board to finding out more about a time period or a place, but I know the solar system is a popular subject.  My children have really enjoyed the work they've done with it at school.

This was the last book on this set of audio books so it is going to be a little bit until we get around to listening to the next set of eight.  My children read them to themselves all the time, I just thought it would be fun to listen together and answer any questions or have any conversations that would help them with their understanding.

•Pub. Date: October 1996
•Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
•Format: Library Binding , 70pp
•Age Range: 6 to 9
•Series: Magic Tree House Series #8
•ISBN-13: 9780613019095
•ISBN: 0613019091

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