If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on books! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness - the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). Magic Tree House #49 features Jack and Annie heading back to ancient Greece and an adventure with Alexander the Great when he was a child and his famous stallion: Bucephalus.
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Another great installment, Magic Tree House fans!
These are great audio books for younger kids. Even my 11 year old still loves them! Both my sons devoured these when they were younger, and frankly I enjoyed them as well. Very formulaic in a comforting way.
As always, the author does a great job melding educational information (here, Alexander the Great and Bucephalus) with an interesting story.
I've always thought the narration was the weakest part of these audios, and I often don't care for author/narrators. I know other parents find MPO's voice grating. I can tolerate it, and at the 50 book mark, I now can't imagine anyone else narrating them. Still, I would listen to a preview if you plan to listen with your child (though these are good ones for younger kids to listen to alone).
This is a series that I would unqualifiedly recommend for younger listeners.
- Emily "Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then."
:)😏 good 👍 super cool and stuff