Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Abe Lincoln at Last! Mary Pope Osborne
Here we are at Magic Treehouse #47 and Ms. Osborne just keeps writing good adventures with children with history lessons shown in an engaging manner.
Random House Stepping Stone Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can get a copy at your local bookstore now. Be sure to pick up the non-fiction companion that has more details about the events described in the fictional account. It really rounds out the history segment spotlighted in the book.
Jack and Annie travel back to the White House in the days of Lincoln being president. They meet two small boys and get close enough to see him, but that's all. When they use the magic potion, they go back even further in time and meet Sam, who is an interesting young man. How all this ties together is the magic and mystery of this story.
I've never been disappointed in any book in this series and this one lives up to the author's reputation for good books, too. Why not get a copy and share a nice brief history of Abraham Lincoln with your young one?