Magic Tree House # 12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 1998







Random House Books for Young Readers (1998), Edition: 0, Paperback, 96 pages


Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.

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Physical description

96 p.; 7.7 inches

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LibraryThing member thuvan0301
Jack and Annie went to the Arctic to solve the last riddle before they can become the Master Librarian. They experienced the cold and the life style of the people there. They taught to learn from animal and show appreciation for their live lesson. They solved the riddle and it is the mask that hide
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the real and bring out the brave of you.
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LibraryThing member ladypembroke
Not a bad end to that particular story line. I had fun with the riddles in this set, although this last one was harder because it wasn't easily guessed before getting into the story.
LibraryThing member zuel8
Mary is a great Magic Tree house writer they are books for people of all ages
LibraryThing member skeeterbo
It was cool. I liked the plar bears. I thank God for allowing to bea ble to read the words on the page.
LibraryThing member allie_mansfield
The magic tree house series are great novels. This is a good chapter book for third graders.
LibraryThing member Amy_Marie
siblings Jack and Annie travel to the arctic in their magic tree house on a mission to solve a riddle. With the help of a friendly Eskimo, they learn about polar bears, seals, igloos, husky dogs, and courage.
This is a very cute and educational book! The adventure and excitement will captivate young
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readers and the little informational tidbits are presented in a fun and memorable way.
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LibraryThing member swhite1
I really loved this story. This book is about two young children who take part in an adventure by traveling to various destinations in a Magic Tree House. In this adventure, the children travel to the North Pole to learn more about polar bears using their reference books and context clues to
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instruct them on what to solve in their riddles.
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LibraryThing member nicole.ansara
Jack and Annie need to solve riddle to become Master Librarian by going on adventures, easy reading, some black and white pictures, good bridge between picture books and more advanced novels; demonstrates love of reading and discovering, courage, keep trying
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
I picked this book up expecting to feel brain cells dying as I read it. I was very wrong; I can see why my students enjoy this series so much. It's very well written (albeit extremely simplistic) and interesting. It was an extremely quick read and is educational, to boot!
LibraryThing member darthvaderfox
Jack and Annie went to the Arctic and they saw polar bears. They saw a seal hunter and huskies.
LibraryThing member rschin1
In my opinion the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” by Mary Pope Osborne is an engaging chapter book for young students to read. First, the plot is organized and well paced allowing students to make predictions about what will happen in the story. For example, when Jack hears an owl hooting at
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his window young students may be able to predict that they are going to soon go to the magic tree house for an adventure. Second, the book pushes readers to think about factual information of the arctic as well as the characteristics of the region. “The word ‘igloo’ means ‘house’ in the language of native Arctic people. The house is built with blocks of snow.” This gives readers insight about the Arctic while telling certain things you may find there. The big idea of the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime” revolves around the Arctic and teamwork to solve adventures!
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LibraryThing member mnorth2
The children's book, Polar Bears Past Bedtime taught me a lot about the arctic. The Magic Tree House series has very educational books but these books present educational information in such a fun and engaging way for children. I also really like how at the end of the book, the author lists
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all the facts that you learned while reading the book.

There's always a fun adventure when it comes to the Magic Tree House series. In this book Annie and Jack go on an adventure to the Arctic! Once they arrive they meet a seal hunter who helps them through the cold tundra and educates them on everything in the arctic. Annie and Jack get separated from the seal hunter and encounter some polar bears as well as cracking ice. Will they use what they learned from the seal hunter to get back to safety or will they become polar bear dinner?
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LibraryThing member amulve2
I liked the book “Polar Bears Past Bedtime”. One aspect I liked about this book was the writing. The writing was very descriptive and flowed really well. “The snowdrifts looked like giant white sculptures as the sun slipped behind the frozen hills. Then a full orange moon rose in the sky.”
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Another aspect I liked about this book was the few illustrations it had. The illustrations accurately portrayed what Jack and Annie were doing. The big idea of this book is to allow for adventure. Jack and Annie go on many adventures throughout the night.
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LibraryThing member ecarlson2014
This is a early chapter book that tells the adventures of a brother and sister who are taken on incredible journeys by a Master Librarian. This book is an informational text and a fantasy text. It tells the story of two siblings who are woken up by an owl and taken to their magic tree house where
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they are transported to the Arctic. While in the Arctic they meet a polar bear and learn many facts about the land they are in and the animals and people who live there.
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LibraryThing member jhawn
Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
To solve the last riddle necessary to become master librariens, Jack and Annie get help from an eskimo and play with polar bears. When they solve this riddle, they become Master Librariens at last.
LibraryThing member RaggedyMe
My grandson loved this book.

He’s in preschool so I read it to him, and he stayed still for the entire book. He’s saying “mush mush mush” when he plays now, so I know he was listening carefully.

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