Saturday, September 5, 2009

Review: Magic Treehouse - Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne

Christmas in Camelot (Magic Treehouse) by Mary Pope Osborne

rating: 4.0/5.0

From Goodreads:
A cup, a compass, a key: the magic tree house has brought siblings Annie and Jack to Camelot, where they embark on a mysterious mission to find these enigmatic gifts. In this special hardcover addition to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, the young adventurers must travel to the Otherworld, an "ancient, enchanted land beyond the edge of the Earth, the place where all magic began" to save Camelot from dark wizard Mordred's evil spell. If they fail, Camelot will be forgotten forever.
DS and I listened to this on audio from the library. We both enjoyed it. The voices are well done and it's very engrossing to both me as a parent and my son the 8-year-old. I like the fantasy-world aspect and I also enjoyed the authors talk at the end about Camelot and how it came from history and from story-telling. Very fascinating. Another great read for DS and I to enjoy in the car on the way to and from school. And it offers a great jumping off point for some discussions.

Binding: Paperback
On-sale Date: 2001
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Age Level: 6-9
Pages: 128