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Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday [Library Binding]

Mary Pope Osborne , Sal Murdocca
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June 13 2000 A Stepping Stone Book(TM) (Book 21)
In the newest Magic Tree House adventure, Jack and Annie are whisked back to the Civil War where they meet Clara Barton and save the life of their very own great-great-great-grand-father.

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Traveling back in time from the rumbling thunderstorms of present-day Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, to the booming of Civil War cannonballs near Richmond, Virginia, Jack and Annie set out on their 21st Magic Tree House adventure. The mysterious Morgan le Fay, magical librarian of Camelot, the long-ago kingdom of King Arthur, has left the brother and sister a message in their magic tree house, asking for their help saving Camelot. "Please find these four special kinds of writing for my library: Something to follow, Something to send, Something to learn, Something to lend." Jack and Annie enthusiastically transport themselves to a field near the fighting, and soon are enlisted as volunteer nurses assisting none other than Clara Barton, legendary "Angel of the Battlefield," as she drives her horse-drawn ambulance right onto the battlefields to help save wounded soldiers--including one with a very special connection to Jack and Annie.

Mary Pope Osborne's tremendously popular Magic Tree House series launches into a new realm, as Jack and Annie are challenged to save Camelot. Young readers will effortlessly learn the basics of Civil War history, while losing themselves in another gripping tale that has turned many a nonreader into a bookworm. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.
 
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Tree House #21 May 28 2014
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Bought for my granddaughter. She absolutely loves this series. My grandchildren pick an author and read all that the author has to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars .Adventure July 9 2003
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Format:Paperback
I'm a 2nd grader. I loved reading the Magic Tree House. It was an adventure. This book teachers me how it was in the Civil War and the next book I want to read is from Mary Pope Osborne, Tonight on the Titanic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War on Sunday May 19 2003
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Format:Paperback
Civil War on Sunday is a story of courage and excitment.Jack and Annie travel to the Civil War in order to finda type of writing for Morgan.
Something to follow.There are many interesting facts about the Civil War
that are simple to understand.I recomend this volume to second grade and up.This book is also recommended to history lovers.Civil War on Sunday is Historical Fiction and writen by Mary Pope Osborne.
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In the book Civil War on Sunday, there is girl named Anne and a boy named Jack. Anne and Jack had to find five different types of writing to save a town named Camelot.They go on a journey through time into the Civil War. They become nurses and they find the writing that they were searching for. Do they get to Camelot in time to save it? You will have to read the book to find out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A new Adventure Oct. 21 2002
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Having taught 2nd graders who enjoyed the Magic Tree House series books as read alouds last year, I decided to embark on a new adventure with the tree house books, this time choosing to read #21 Civil War on Sunday. Like the previous books, the two main characters, Jack and Annie, are transported through time via a magic tree house that only they are able to see. In Magic Tree House #21, Jack and Annie are sent to fullfill the task of finding a special piece of paper with writing of "something to follow". After discovering a civil war book in the tree house and wishing to go there, Jack and Annie are soon transported back to Civil War times as they encounter Nurse Clara Barton and her field hospitals. Throughout the remainder of the book, Jack and Annie spend their time helping Clara and the other nurses care for the wounded soldiers. Jack soon realizes that war is not a glorious event as he had once thought. The book interestingly ends with a close personal connection to Jack and Annie.
After having read previous Magic Tree House books written by Mary Pope Osborne, I was quite surprised to find her writing a children's book on such a complicated subject as the Civil War. I was skeptical the children would be able to understand and relate to the subject of the Civil War. However, my skepticism was quickly put to ease. Ms. Osborne does a very nice job of presenting an "overview" of the Civil War. She easily relates the Civil War to children through Jack's own personal feelings of what war is. This is an excellent book for children 8-9 years of age. Through its broad use of dialogue, language, and illustrations, children (and teachers) will quickly want to read of Jack and Annie's next adventures in Magic Tree House #22 Revolutionary War on Wednesday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars civil war on sunday Nov. 24 2001
Format:Paperback
My son started the series and couldn't put the books down he was reading 3 books a day. We have the complete collection at home and he is always looking for her to release a new book. I plan on giving himm the recearch guides she and her husband have done together. We look forward to any new releases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Oct. 27 2001
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"Civil War On Sunday" is where the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the Civil War, and they become nurses helping a famous nurse, named Clara Barton. The "ambulence" is neat, and meeting John, the drummer boy, and later learning he was Jack and Annie's great-great-great-grandfather was a big surprise to me. What also surprised me is that Mrs. Osborne had more that 20 books. But now that doesn't surprise me since her books are so wonderful! So enjoy reading this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War on Sunday was a FABULOUSE read!
I bet a lot of people have heard of the Magic Tree House series. Well I really like book #21 Civil War on Sunday. It is about Jack and Annie go back to the Civil War. Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Civil War
Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the tme of the American Civil War. Read more
Published on Dec 17 2000 by "oklahomamovies"
5.0 out of 5 stars St. Patrick school loves Civil War on Sunday
The second grade class at St. Patrick School in Largo, Florida really enjoyed this book. We learned a lot about history. We learned about Clara Barton and drummer boys. Read more
Published on Dec 12 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Civil War on Sunday
In this book Jack and Annie get whisked back to the Civil Warand go to a hospital base to help the nurses.They get a list of whatto do to help make the sick feel better. Read more
Published on July 16 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Magic Tree House book (Civil War on Sunday)
"Were is morgan?" Jack and Annie wonder. Sure enough they find a note, but this time they have to save Camelot! The note said... Read more
Published on June 14 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Series, Great Installment
I've now read 21 Magic Tree House books to my son, and he truly has enjoyed them all. In this series, the author employs a creative time travel portal - siblings Jack and Annie... Read more
Published on June 8 2000 by A reader in Northern Virginia
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