Monday, August 29, 2016

Magic Tree House Monday: Book 30 - Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve

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.
In Book 30, Merlin calls Jack and Annie back to help save Camelot once again. This Merlin Mission book in the series is another fantasy adventure that combines a few myths and legends into one quest for Jack and Annie. They must face the unknown and think outside the box to save Camelot.
My Review: This is the second book in the Merlin Missions part of the series, and this new portion of the series really does mark a change. These books no longer seem to be part of a 4 book set within the series but stand individually in the series. This book is also a lot more fantastical than previous books. I do like how it incorporates myths and other stories into the book but also takes a different look. The one thing I noticed is it says in the beginning that it had been a years since the last Tree House adventure but Jack and Annie don't seem to be maturing enough for the time gaps.
My Rating: So far the Merlin Missions don't seem to be transitioning much from the earlier first chapter book format. Jack and Annie are still young, the adventures are just more imaginative. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

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