The Heart of Business eAs the armor and weapons of a Roman legion on a war footing in the area of Dacia This sort of book of course works best if one does not think too much about it and probably makes sense if one has read the first 30 volumes of the series first as I did not and very likely will not If this book wasnjoyable Treasures of Darkness enough to read on its own it certainly is not nearly asxciting a book as it thinks it is and the author seems to rely on the reader s familiarity
with the charactersthe characters account for the interest which is a mistaken assumption in this case at leastThis book
Is Less Than I Veless than I ve aloud a ahem fair number of the Magic Tree House books and this one is by far the best It s surprisingly moving ven as it packs in a ton of wonderful information about life in a Roman legion Great adventure Feminist icon Annie and her brother go on one of the scariest adventures I have mixed feelings about the Magic Tree House reboot My main concern however is just that I m unsure as to how the new 29 32 fit into the chronology of the story like do these take place between the original 28 and the Merlin Missions Or do these relegate the Merlin Missions to an alternate universe And are the kids 7 and 8 or are they 10 and 11 as we
left them in Night of the Ninth Dragon A lot of uestions That being said the new storiesthem in Night of the Ninth Dragon A lot of uestions That being said the new stories written in a funnier style with a faster pace and that s good for Gen Z and their soon to be kids who are used to media in that style If the goal is to return to the youngest MTH demographic and secure new readers for future books then I very much think that goal has been accomplished Another look at a point in history and a topic kids are interested in It will whet kids whistle I ll have to look for the information guide to. Hat there's a Magic Tree House book for very kidMagic Tree House Perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter booksMerlin Missions More challenging adventures for the xperienced readerFact Trackers Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventuresIf you're looking for Merlin Mission #31 Summer of the Sea Serpent it was renumbered as part of the rebrand in 2017 as Merlin Mission #3. ,
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THEY TRAVEL TO ROMAN TIMES AND LEARN ABOUT LIFEtravel to Roman times and learn about life the Centurions Fans of the Magic Tree House series will njoy it Recommended for Grades 3 4 I m disappointed in this book because I generally love the Magic Tree House books I ve been reading them since around 1998 or 1999 when there were only a few of them and I was young nough to be in their target audience Obviously as an adult reader I don t Find The Plots Uite the plots uite ngaging as I did as a child but I do consider them to be some of the best books out there at that reading level I m a children s librarian and I often recommend these books to 2nd or 3rd graders But this book has a factual Internet Marketing Essentials error that really bothers me The story has Jack and Annie visiting a Roman war camp in the year 172 under Emporer Marcus Aurelius In fact Aurelius is a major character in the story and he s the one who specifies the year He s amazed when Jack and Annie show him a Roman coin dated 173 But our system for numbering the years didn txist until the 6th century 2nd century Romans would have identified the year by the name of the consuls 172 was Year of the Consulship of Scipio and Maximus and 173 was Year of the Consulship of Severus and Pompeianus Less freuently the Romans did use numbers for their years but their numbering system started at the stimated year of the founding of Rome So 172 is 925 Ab urbe condita and 173 is 926 Ab urbe condita And as far as the coin goes 2nd century Roman coins didn
T Have The Date Onhave the date on anyway This is maybe a little nitpicky for a 2nd3rd grade level chapter book But one of the things that makes this series so great is that it brings history alive for kids The stories send believable likable modern day pro. Travel back in time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie in this #1 bestselling series and meet the greatest warriors of all the Romans We are warriors Jack and Annie have met knights pirates ninjas and Vikings but they have never met the most fearsome warriors of all Roman soldiers When the magic tree house whisks them back to the arly 100s AD Jack and Annie find themselves in a Roman camp Their. .
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Unrealistic On A Couple Levelson a couple levels setting the lack of language barriers the respect that most of the adults have for the child protagonists Curse of the Black Widow etc the actual historical facts presented are generally reliable and a child reader is going to unuestioningly trust them I m not sure whether this misuse of the date is a matter of sloppy research or if the author andditor just didn t feel that it matters but ither way I feel that it detracts a lot from the book s uality as a historical fiction adventure My three star rating is because
plot is still interesting the overall writing uality is still decent for the relatively low reading level Not one of the most thrilling of Jack and Annie s adventures but I did njoy the Manhattan A Guide to A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah esue listing things that are beautiful Jack and Annie go to a Roman camp Super cute I love revisiting Jack and Annie and their adventures It was so funny because I just read a book on a Centurian and my devotional book of Stoicism uotes Marcus Aurelius all the time It seemed like the perfect time toxplore Roman times with Jack and Annie I loved what Marcus had to say Like In life we wear many disguises sometimes feel like I wear the disguise of a powerful mperor Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus Aurelius but upon reading it I do indeed recognize the connection that this book has although it has to do with the Roman Empire and the immensely lax security that would allow two bumbling children to have the sort of access that they do to the Roman Emperor as well. Mission Be like a warriorThat is asier said than done The Roman soldiers are much scarier in person and suspicious of strangers Then a mysterious man riding a black horse gives Jack and Annie some advice to help them on their mission But the man may not be who he seems Will Jack and Annie be good warriors Can they learn what makes the Roman soldiers so great And who is the mysterious rider Did you knowThe Plot Is Still Interesting