Meet Jackie Robinson and solve a mystery in the #1 bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series! PLAY BALL! Jack and Annie aren't great baseball players . . . yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947!When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game--not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them to learn? And what's so special about this game? They only have nine innings to find out!Discover history, mystery, humor, and baseball in this one-of-a-kind adventure in Mary Pope Osborne's New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series lauded by parents and teachers as books that encourage reading.Magic Tree House books, with fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers using the Core Curriculum. With a 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 shoo-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here!Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
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A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House #56) Review
- January 1, 1970BarbaraIt's always fun to go time traveling with siblings Jack and Annie, especially since their adventures allow them and readers to learn a little bit about an important time or place in history. In this case, they receive special ball caps from Morgan the librarian and head to Brooklyn, New York in 1947. The caps make both of them look older than they are as well as allowing them to play the part of bat boys during the baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves. As it turns out It's always fun to go time traveling with siblings Jack and Annie, especially since their adventures allow them and readers to learn a little bit about an important time or place in history. In this case, they receive special ball caps from Morgan the librarian and head to Brooklyn, New York in 1947. The caps make both of them look older than they are as well as allowing them to play the part of bat boys during the baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves. As it turns out, the youngsters have a ringside seat for part of the performance of Jackie Robinson and then get to hear the rest of the game on the radio in the home of a couple of new friends who are big fans of the ballplayer. Later, they realize the significance of that game, the first time an African American played in a major league baseball game, thus, helping desegregate the sport. The youngsters learn about self-respects and doing your best through the athlete's example as they note the segregated seating for fans and hear some of the disparaging remarks directed at Jackie. There are good lessons for students today in his example as well. And for those who are clueless about baseball, there are several pages in the back matter that are devoted to demystifying American's favorite pastime.more
- January 1, 1970AMY75 pages. This is a good story. Kids will like it. Jack and Annie travel to Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NY April 15, 1947 and help out as batboys during a very famous baseball game. I would definitely buy. Highly recommended for Grades 3-4. I would also buy the companion non-fiction book to go with this.more
- January 1, 1970SarahGift for the nephew's 9th birthday.
- January 1, 1970Eden Poonit was... AMAZING!!!
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