Friday, April 12, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? STALLION BY STARLIGHT: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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STALLION BY STARLIGHT
Magic Tree House #49
BY MARY POPE OSBORNE
Read by Mary Pope Osborne

ABOUT THE BOOK:
If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! 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.

AN EXCERPT FROM STALLION BY STARLIGHT:
The Magic Tree House series is still the foremost series to go to for budding young readers! 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“I’m one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living. There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children’s book author.”—Mary Pope Osborne
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the popular Magic Tree House series. She works with her husband Will and her sister Natalie on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Many of her books have been named to best-books lists.
To read more about Mary Pope Osborne, visit her website "Bio" HERE.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
In this latest "Magic Tree House" book by Mary Pope Osborne, familiar characters Jack and Annie are magically carried back to Macedonia, in Ancient Greece. Their mission is supposedly to find young Alexander, the Great, with help from Merlin's magic ring. The story quickly centers on Alexander’s very famous horse, Bucephalus. In the story, the famous stallion is tamed by Jack, not Alexander. With Annie’s help, Jack trains Bucephalus for the prince.

Historically, 12-year old Alexander won the horse when a horse dealer offered the horse to Alexander's father, Philip II. However, since it seemed that nobody could tame the animal, Philip wasn't interested, but Alexander was! He asked for the chance to tame the horse and if he did, he promised that he would then pay for it. Alexander was given the chance to tame Bucephalus and did so by talking calmly to the horse while turning him so he wouldn’t see its shadow. Evidently, the shadow is what bothered the horse, and so from that, Alexander won the horse that he loved so much that when the horse died, he named a city after him, calling it Bucephala.

With Mary Pope Osborne’s “Magic Tree House” fictional version, children will become interested in this period and can go on to read more factual accounts of what is known about this time period, Alexander the Great, and his horse, Bucephalus.

SOME OTHER "MAGIC TREE HOUSE" BOOKS:
                   

                   

                
              

 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE GOOD PEOPLE
AT RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO BOOKS, I HAVE ONE
COPY OF THIS DELIGHTFUL MAGIC TREE HOUSE,
AUDIO BOOK, STALLION BY STARLIGHT,
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY FOLLOWER 
  
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