Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ghost Town at Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne

Title: Ghost Town at Sundown 
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Publisher / Date: Random House Children's Books / 2010
Genre: Children's Novel; Fiction
Themes: Wild West, Early Chapter Books, Adventure, Imagination
Summary: One of the Magic Tree House series. Jack and Annie find themselves in the Wild West and face thieves, rattlesnakes and even a ghost. They experience what it would have been like to live in the 1880's as they try to solve the riddle that will get them back to the tree house. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 1-3 Language Arts: Leisure Reading
Notes: While this book centers around the theme of the wild west, it's greatest value lies in the interest it sparks in leisure reading for students just beginning to read chapter books independently. 

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