Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Abe Lincoln at Last! Magic Tree House Series #47

Written by: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by: Sal Murdocca
Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!

Age Level: 6+
Adventure, Government Structure, Fictional Biography

Annie and Jack are in search of the third item which will help them bring Penny back. The next item they must find must come from President Lincoln. They travel back in time to when President Lincoln was in office. They meet Tad and Willie along the way and form friendships. They travel even farther back in time and meet Sam, who promises to take them to meet Lincoln. After helping Sam, they travel to the time when Lincoln was president and finally meet the President. It runs out Sam was the president and they have already received their gift from Lincoln. 

Pre-Reading Activity:
Students will complete a graphic organizer of the parts of government.

Post-Reading Activity:
Students will use the graphic organizer to write an essay of the parts of the US government, Students will write a one page paper on the parts of the government.

About the Author:
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.

This is a great book for kids to read because they are entertained and captivated by the story while gaining insight into historical facts. It is a great way to get kids interested in history. There is also another Tree House Series  book which mirrors this book in an autobiography of Abe Lincoln.  

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