Magic Tree House #25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 2002



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Random House Books for Young Readers (2002), Edition: 1st, 96 pages


Jack and Annie travel in their magic tree house to Elizabethan London, where they become actors in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and try to rescue a tame bear.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Jack and Annie go to London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and meet up with William Shakespeare who is conveniently short on actors. Jack and Annie end up getting cast as fairies in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Annie, of course, is a natural, and Jack discovers that he can actually do it,
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allowing them to discover strength within themselves. I will give it points for doing that, although they are still determined to "help" by saving a bear from the bear pits.
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LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I liked it because it was about William Shakespeare. He was the best writer in the world. He wrote plays.
LibraryThing member LillianE
Jack and Annie are on an adventure to make magic. In this book they have to turn daylight into night. Well they are on this adventure they meet William Shakespeare and free a bear from going to the fights where dogs and bears have fights.
LibraryThing member carebeargirlie5187
In this story the time traveling duo, Annie and Jack are sent by a magic librarian on a mission to find a kind of magic that will "turn daytime into night." To find this magic they are sent to 1600 England where they have to opportunity to be in one of Shakespher's plays.

This book is very cute and
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give a lot of insight into the lifestyle of people living in London in the 1600's.

This book is a part of a long series called Magic Tree House. I would like to keep these books available in my classroom for second grade readers to build reading skills.
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LibraryThing member cwollan09
Genre: Fantasy

Setting: 5 Stars

Review: Jack and Annie go on an adventure to London where they participate with William Shakespeare in on of his plays. This book is a good example of fantasy because the events that take place could not really happen.

Media: Pencil
LibraryThing member shsunon
Annie and Jack are time traveled to Elizabethan England (1600) to enjoy a bit of magic. They arrive in bustling London which has a population of over 100,000 and attempt to adjust to unfamiliar sounds, sights and smells. They meet a famous playwright who casts them in A Midsummer Night's Dream! I
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think the true magic of this novel is Jack conquering his stage fright and Annie defending animal rights.
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LibraryThing member rebeccabrooke
This is one of the many books in the Magic Tree House series. I really like this one because I also like Shakespeare's work. I used to read these books as a kid so it was nice to refresh my memory of the series.
LibraryThing member parejess
Re-reading some of the Magic Tree House books has really reminded me of how unique they are. The stories of a magical tree house that teleports Jack and Annie anywhere they want to go are combined with the historical and geographical learning that comes with each adventure, making for amazing
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experiences. I particularly enjoyed this Magic Tree House book, for Jack and Annie not only went back in time and learned about William Shakespeare, but they also learned something about themselves, too. Like Morgan le Fay said, their task was to find magic of their own, and even though they are just ordinary kids, that is exactly what they did. It didn't hurt that I am also currently also in a production of a Shakespeare play and so was really interested in the topic!
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LibraryThing member Othemts
This may be my favorite Magic Tree House story yet. Jack & Annie travel to Elizabethan London and join Shakespeare on stage at the Globe Theatre where they learn the magic of theater. There's a lot of great touches like Annie's sympathy for a bear used in bear baiting and Jack's stage fright.




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