Magic Tree House #28: High Tide in Hawaii

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 2003



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Random House Books for Young Readers (2003), Edition: 1st, 96 pages


Jack and Annie travel in their Magic Tree House back to a Hawaiian island of long ago where they make friends, learn how to surf, and encounter a tsunami.

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LibraryThing member everydaymagic
Jack and Annie went to hawaii in the magic tree house, made some friends, and experienced a high tide.
LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I liked it because it was about surfing, and I thought that tidal waves were called tsunamis. I learned that tidal waves have earthquakes before them, but they aren't called tidal waves anymore (because they do not have anything to do with tides). They are called tsunamis now.
LibraryThing member julie_savage
I don't love these books, but my son does. They are a quick read and do have histrorical connections which I appreciate. High Tide in Hawaii is one that I have read because we love Hawaii so much.
LibraryThing member matinicuselementary
High Tide in Hawaii
by Mary Pope Osborne
I read this book. Jack and Annie are the main characters. Jack and Annie have a magic tree house. The tree house is filled with books. In #28, Jack and Annie pick out a particular book about Hawaii. they travel to Hawaii. In Hawaii, they have a lot of fun
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until the tidal wave comes. Then they ran for their lives! This book is very cool. Reviewed by Ezekiel.
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LibraryThing member Kurstyn
I know that a lot of people like these Magic Tree House books but I personally just thought that they were okay. This High Tide in Hawaii one was my favorite though. I think that this fiction book is a good introduction to learning about the waves and the ocean and other parts of the world. Jack
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and Annie find a book about Hawaii and decide to go there and in the process of their trip, teh kids learn about Hawaii and the culture and weather there.
What sold me on this book was when I went to my elementary library and found the resource book to go with it! Each book in this series has a nonfiction book to follow it! It gives a lot of information about things that link to the story book itself. Like for instance...this book is based in Hawaii so it briefly touches on the water and all that sort of stuff. The nonfiction book that goes with it goes into detail about disaster, earthquakes, tsunamis,volcanoes and lots of other events that happen in nature. It is a perfect book for the children to be able to enjoy and then to be have an automatic resource for other information after the students are engaged in the topic!
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LibraryThing member meotoole
I think this is a great chapter book for middle of the road readers. It does have some tough parts, but they are immediately explained in detail.
LibraryThing member SHeineke
Annie and Jack visit Hawaii and learn something about the culture ftrom native Hawaiins. They also learn about Tsunamis - just ecaping one. However, the main thing they bring back from Hawii is an appreciation for "the magic of friendship."
LibraryThing member kjburkhalter
In this Magic Tree House book, Jack and Annie go on an adventure to Hawaii. They learn about the culture and also discover new information about tsunamis and earthquakes. This is a great book for social studies and science. Paired with the instructional book, students could create a great project
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on tusnamis.
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LibraryThing member Jenlovely
Jack and Annie take a trip to Hawaii and learn about the different cultural aspects of their society while searching for
LibraryThing member Naisy
Another great Jack & Annie book, but on a CD. My daughter has read the whole series and we have listened to this particular audiobook in the car MANY times. It is narrated by Mary Pope-Osborne so it creates a connection right away when listening to it.
LibraryThing member alexandrose
Annie felt that they had to go to the tree house. That wrote: To find a special magic, build a specia kind of ship that rides the waves, on every kind of trip. They thought that they had to buil a ship but as they went to Hawaii they met to Hawaiian kids one boy called: Boka and a girl called:
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Kama. They went surfing when Jack felt thet there was an earthquake and searched it in his book, it read "often after an earthquake there used to be a tsunami! He told it to his friends and sister and as fast as they coul they on to of a cliff andbecause of that they were rescued thanks to Jack. And at the end they found out that the special kind of ship was friendship. I recommend this book for people who like adventure books.
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LibraryThing member Samantha_Wright
8 year old Jack and 7 year old Annie have a mysterious tree house in the woods filled with books. They soon discover that the tree house is magic and it can take them anywhere they wanted to go in the books. In this adventure they are taken to an Hawaiian island. While there they learn how to surf
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and strange things start happening and they soon discover that a tidal wave is headed their way. This book is full of adventure and would be a great pleasure reading book for any 1st-3rd grade student.
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LibraryThing member jrgates
This book was interesting and had a lot of history facts about Hawaii and its culture. It was interesting that there were passages telling the important facts about Hawaii and still be able to read the adventure story about Jack and Annie on yet another adventure on the Magic Tree House.
LibraryThing member mkhyatt
Book summary- This one of the many magic tree house books. This book is full of imagination and adventure. It is also the story of two friends.

Content Summary- Series, Fiction, Adventure
LibraryThing member bac031
Jack and his sister Annie go on a magic adventure to Hawaii and they are there they are to build a ship. While they are there they meet two new friends their age, Kama and Boka. They learn the lifestyle of their new friends. Some of the activities included hula dancing and surfing. When they went
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surfing Jack wanted to stay back on the second go round. He felt an earthquake which gave him time to over come his fear and save his friends from the Tsunami. It turns out that the ship they were building was the "magic of friendship".
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LibraryThing member Amy_Marie
This book follows Jack and Annie on an adventure to Hawaii! Their magic tree house sends them on an adventure to solve a riddle and the two learn about native Hawaiian customs, learn how to surf, and most of, learn the value of friendship. This book is great for young boys as it involves adventure
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with earthquakes and tsunamis and is also educational in a very fun way.
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LibraryThing member orale
A combination of fiction and facts, is perfect to engage the students to motivate their imagination at the same time than inform them about tsunamies, and the old Hawaii.
LibraryThing member deed9699
I thought this was a good book for children that are just starting to read chapter books. It gives them facts as well as a story.
LibraryThing member cwollan09
Genre: Fantasy

Setting: 5 Stars

Review: Jack and Annie travel to Hawaii and learn about the magic of friendship. This book is a good example of fantasy because the characters and events are made to be believable but do not occur in our world.

Media: pencil
LibraryThing member kedwards1991
I really like how this book had both factual and cultural information about Hawaii. This gives students a glimpse into a new culture that they might have not experienced before which helps with cultural diversity within a classroom. The book was very fun to read and I feel like it would keep
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students interested because the characters are easily relatable not only in age but in how they interact with one another. The book also had great life lessons for students to acknowledge about friendship and family and how wonderful they can be.
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LibraryThing member suefitz1
I love these stories reading along with my nephew this summer. I like that there is always some historical or cultural aspect. Here they Hawaiians are still living in traditional wasys. While they are there they learn to surf and hula. The unthinkable happens when a tsunami comes along, but the
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quick modern thinking of the kids saves the day.
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LibraryThing member ladypembroke
The plural of "tsunami" is "tsunami". And they don't look like regular tidal/surfing waves. Other than that, nice story.
LibraryThing member neverstopreading
Like many of the MTH stories, this one has the children going to a new time and place and meeting a friend who helps them in their task. This time, they go to Hawaii and learn about hula, surfing, and tsunamis.


Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 3-5 — 2005)




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0375806164 / 9780375806162

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