Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 2001







Random House Books for Young Readers (2001), Paperback, 96 pages


The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to San Francisco in 1906, in time for them to experience one of the biggest earthquakes the United States had ever known.

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Physical description

96 p.; 7.51 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Okay, my big pet peeve with this one is that Jack and Annie get their picture taken in the past and it ends up in their history book- no messing with history! How many times do I have to say it? They end up in the San Francisco earthquake and have to hurry back to the treehouse to flee fires after
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they get their writing. This finally ended their mini quest to find four kinds of writing and thereby save Camelot.
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LibraryThing member KristinWhite
A historical fiction series book. Follow Jack and Anne to San Fransisco in the early 1900's. Can they receive the next writing in the mist of the worst earthquake? Historical facts are intertwined with this fictional story.
LibraryThing member kba13
This book is very informational about the earthquake in San Fransisco. Keeps the reader interested, while educating them on a historical event. This is a very good starter chapter book.
LibraryThing member elclarkey
My son and I really enjoyed this book. It's part of the Magic Tree House Series and my son really enjoys most of these books. This was one of the better ones we have read together so far. It describes the events of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
LibraryThing member parejess
I am not really a history person, but when there are parts of history that I like, I REALLY like to study them. And this book was about a part of history that I really like to learn about: the San Francisco earth quake of 1906. I don't know that much about it, but it was nice getting to learn about
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it along with Jack and Annie. I love books that deal with magic, and it's cool to see how Mary Pope Osborne was able to incorporate that magic with something educational yet interesting. It is also interesting to see how Jack and Annie represent the different types of learning; Jack likes to research everything and take notes on what he learns while Annie likes to learn by being active and doing things. In this way, all types of readers are able to identify with these stories.
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LibraryThing member mollyellison
Adventure, Series, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Interest Level: Grade 3, GLE: 2.4, 2001.

Jack and Annie travel to San Francisco on the day of the Great Earthquake to find "something to lend" to King Arthur of Camelot. They experience the earthquake and its destruction, but also meet new friends who
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help them solve their riddle.
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LibraryThing member shsunon
Jack and Annie are delivered (by magic tree house) to 1906 San Francisco, California. Shortly after their arrival, they hear rumbling; bricks, glass and concrete shower down. San Francisco is experiencing an earthquake; people are fleeing their homes in chaos. When Jack and Annie kindly loan their
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shoes to two desperate boys, the boys loan them these works of hope:
"There is no water
And still less soap.
We have no city,
But lots of hope."
Jack and Annie realize that these words of hope fulfill one of Morgan le Fay's assignments---an assignment that will save Camelot. The author of Earthquake in the Morning used her nephews, Andrew and Peter, as characters in this book of historical fiction. It is #24 in the Magic Tree House series.
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