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Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Paperback – October 20, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 380L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) (Book 16)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679890629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679890621
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jack and Annie are off on another adventure! This time they are sent to ancient Greece, where a very important event is taking place. Join them as they race against time and witness the very first Olympic games!  

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ABOUT MAGIC TREE HOUSE®:
Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and librarians for its power to instill a passion for reading, Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning Magic Tree House series is an international phenomenon and has sold more than 120 million books worldwide since its debut in 1992, and has been translated into 32 different languages in over 30 international markets. There are currently 51 Magic Tree House books and 28 Fact Trackers, the nonfiction companions to the fiction titles. All Magic Tree House books are available in print, as ebooks and Listening Library audio books, which are all narrated by Mary Pope Osborne. Visit www.MagicTreeHouse.com for more information about the series, activities, and more.

The Magic Tree House Classroom Adventures Program is a free, comprehensive set of online educational resources for teachers developed by Mary Pope Osborne as gift to teachers, to thank them for their enthusiastic support of the series. Complete with lesson plans, curriculum guides, and creative activities, the Classroom Adventures Program incorporates every book in the series, including the nonfiction Fact Tracker titles, enabling teachers to build upon students' interest in Jack and Annie's adventures, while simultaneously meeting core curriculum standards across a multitude of subjects. Educators can learn more at http://mthclassroomadventures.org/.

MARY POPE OSBORNE is an ardent advocate and supporter of children's literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. From 1993-1997, Ms. Osborne served as president of the Authors Guild, the country's leading organization for published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children's literacy. She recently spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide literacy and was profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams for her continued efforts. Mary has donated over 250,000 books to children in need through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut. The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her husband, WILL OSBORNE, and her sister, NATALIE POPE BOYCE.

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Customer Reviews

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ramona T. Aganon on June 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
The first person to review this book said that it included an erroneous fact that women were indeed allowed to participate in the ancient Olympics. Actually, at first women were not permitted to participate, nor were they allowed to be spectators until the 2nd century A.D. They did, however, have their own festival at Olympia called the Heraia with the only sporting event being a short race. In Sparta, a state in southern ancient Greece, girls were encouraged to take part in sports and games (Olympics, Oxlade and Ballheimer; Eyewitness Books, 1999). So, the information provided in this book is actually factual.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best books I have ever read (and I have all of them!) The coolest part is when Jack and Annie leaped on the horse for a ride to the treehouse where they were safe and sound! I like your books so much that I gave them to my friends as birthday presents, and now they enjoy them too! I hope you keep on writing!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2001
Format: Library Binding
"Hour Of The Olympics" is good because of the ways you learn about the Olympics, and the Olympic events, plus the legend of Pegasus, the flying horse. So amazing, I almost applauded so loud my neighborhood could hear me. Trust me, you can't miss out on this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
The book you are going to read about is called Hour of the Olympics. Mary Pope Osborne wrote it and she is a great writer. This story is about the first Olympic game. The two main characters are named Jack and Annie. This book comes from a series of books, so this is only one adventure. The problem in this story is that Jack and Annie are at the first Olympics and no girls are allowed. Annie sneaks in and gets caught. Can Jack get her out of this mess? To find out you will have to read Hour of the Olympics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
The last Magic Tree House that I read was Hour of the Olympics. I liked it because it had a lot of interesting facts about the early olympics. I thought it was funny that some people wore armor when they ran in races! I suggest that you read this book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Johnathan Bogart on October 10, 2001
Format: Library Binding
"Hour Of The Olympics" is good because of the ways you learn about the Olympics, and the Olympic events, plus the legend of Pegasus, the flying horse. So amazing, I almost applauded so loud my neighborhood could hear me! Trust me, you can't miss out on this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jules Bronte on December 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
These Magic Tree House books are a lovely way for children to learn a bit about history, but in a fun story format.

In this book, Annie and Jack go back to Ancient Greece and get caught up in the Olympics. Initially, unmarried women were not allowed to watch the men's Olympic Games. Annie needs to make sure she is not discovered and when things get a bit tricky, Pegasus comes to Annie's and Jack's rescue.

Don't forget the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics book which goes hand-in-hand with this book and provides more historical information on Ancient Greece. Another book that also provides historical information on the Olympic Games in a fun time travel manner is the The Olympic Adventure: Magic Necklace Series (Volume 1)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Roberts on December 7, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Grandchildren love this series of books! They can't wait until I get the next one to read to them or for a gift for them!!!
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