Title: Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Number of pages: 69
Type of Book: Fiction; Adventure
Age: 5 – 8
Price: N1,550; $2.97
The magic tree house series is an adventure series for boys and girls aged 5 – 8. Readers join Jack and Annie on many adventures through time to learn historical facts on subjects ranging from prehistoric animals to ancient kingdoms, heroes, warriors, myths and the like. In this adventure, Jack and Annie go to Japan. They meet real-life ninjas, visit the cave of a ninja master where they learn several ninja secrets and hide from a scary samurai. They must find a clue to help them in their search for Morgan Le Fey, the owner of the magic tree house. Read the book to discover the wonders of life as a ninja and whether Jack and Annie where able to find Morgan.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: Readers will learn interesting facts about ninjas in olden-day Japan making this book a valuable reference tool for kids. This book, like others in the series, also has some pointers on how to do research in libraries, museums and using books and the internet! I recommend this book for boys and girls between the age of 5 and 9, especially beginning and reluctant readers and kids with a love for adventure. For some extra fun, read the non-fiction companion to this book. It features all sorts of fun facts about ninjas and samurai.
- This series has sold more than 100 million books worldwide!
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
- Visit Jack and Annie and become a member of the Magic Tree House Adventure Club here: http://www.magictreehouse.com
- Buy the non-fiction companion here: https://www.amazon.com/Ninjas-Samurai-Nonfiction-Companion-Tracker/dp/038538632X
- Listen to the first chapter of this book here:
CHALLENGE: Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
Read the story above and answer the questions below:
- List two items used by ninjas (5 – 6 year olds)
- Write a 200-word essay on Japanese Ninjas (7 – 8 year olds)
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 5 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, December 21st 2016.
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