Welcome to Magic Tree House Monday!
Each Monday (other than when special events are planned) I will review one book of the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne.
Book 29 starts what are known as the Merlin Missions and are geared towards a slightly older audience and more experience readers, more for Middle Grade Readers. It has been months since Jack and Annie saw either the Tree House or Morgan but when the Tree House comes back they travel to cold and quiet Camelot with no plans to celebrate Christmas. Jack and Annie need to use their imagination and bravery in a quest to save the kingdom and King Arthur.
My Review: This book marks the beginning of the Merlin Missions in the Magic Tree House Series which are starting to be geared towards a slightly older and more experienced reader audience. This book is slightly longer in page count but the print seems to be larger and there seem to be more illustrations in this book (at least in my edition). The story itself takes a little more imagination, there are a lot of fantasy elements whereas the previous books in the series have been based on actual events and places with slight embellishment. All in all it is a great continuation to the series and I am curious to see how the rest of it develops and advances.
My Rating: I enjoyed this book, it is really the first time that you get a real fantasy element to the book. It is still a pretty easy read for younger readers but the storyline is more complicated but it shouldn't be a challenge for kids who have already been following the series. I give this one a rating of Four Paws.