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Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House, No. 12) Paperback – January 12, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 440L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 12, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067988341X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679883418
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Magic Tree House transportss Jack and Annie to the freezing Arctic. There, they must solve the final riddle to become master librarians. But it's not going to be easy--especially when they have cracking ice, a seal hunter, and a prodigious polar bear to deal with. Will they be able to solve the riddle before they get iced themselves?  

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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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My 7 year old loved it.
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We really think this book that we read is one of the most fun books because it has great words.
Ms. Marik's Class
My favorite part is when Jack and Annie meet the cubs and play.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 29, 2006
Format: School & Library Binding
Mackenzie Mosley

Morgan the librarian gave Jack and Annie a 4th scroll and a book to start an adventure. 3 other adventures were already done. The 4th scroll and book were about adventures in the Arctic. The Arctic was very cold, windy, and snowy. They openned the scroll which had a clue that they need to solve. The story was about solving the clue. They were cold and read the book the help them.

When they were the reading the book they heard wolves by the tree house. The wolves actually huskies pulling the sled with a seal hunter. The seal hunter gave them warm clothes made from seal skin. The seal hunter then invited them to his house which was an igloo. Jack and Annie ate seal meat. The seal hunter showed Jack and Annie the mask that looked like polar bears.

Jack and Annie took the mask outside to see what the dogs were barking at and found baby polar bears. They followed the baby polar bears to the frozen sea. Jack and Annie were on the ice and it began to crack. The mother polar bear got her babies off of the cracking ice by sliding on her belly. Jack and Annie follwed her off of the ice on their bellies. When they were on the shore they saw the Northern Lights.

Jack and Annie solved the riddle and went back to the treehouse. They could not go back right away because there was another riddle. They used the other scrolls to solve the 5th riddle which took them to their favorite place home.

The problem of the story was about solving the riddles to get them home. They got home by going on a adventure to find clues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Marik's Class on March 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
We really think this book that we read is one of the most fun books because it has great words. If you like adventures and mysteries, well you don't have to think twice about this book. We are telling you this book is great. For example, polar bears feel that they can fly when they slide on thin ice. This book is a very good book. The characters are funny, like Jack who is smart and likes books a lot. If you like the book, well, you and him have something in common. So pick this book because it is awesome! --Juan Figueroa, Jerry Albor, Sergio Rocha and Cristian Garnica in Ms. Marik's 6th grade class
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
O.K., so this book isn't "The Sound and the Fury". But it's cheerful; the siblings treat each other well; there's a touch of adventure, and it's a little sciencey, although in a very superficial way. There aren't any farts and boogers, faeries, or super dumbed down fantasy elements. It isn't frantic or hyper. The vocabulary is age appropriate and the length is good. If you don't like polar bears, well maybe the next one will take place in Rome or the Amazon basin or on the moon.

Of greatest importance, my grandkids love these books and read them like crazy. It's nice to walk into a bedroom when one's asleep and see one of the volumes, with a bookmark in it, on the bedside table. You can read them together, or let a more advanced reader try it alone. Either way, very satisfying.

So, while I wouldn't recommend a steady diet of these, (the formula can get a bit threadbare), the Treehouse books certainly seem to have a place in a new reader's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 29, 2006
Format: School & Library Binding
Mackenzie Mosley

Morgan the librarian gave Jack and Annie a 4th scroll and a book to start an adventure. 3 other adventures were already done. The 4th scroll and book were about adventures in the Arctic. The Arctic was very cold, windy, and snowy. They openned the scroll which had a clue that they need to solve. The story was about solving the clue. They were cold and read the book the help them.

When they were the reading the book they heard wolves by the tree house. The wolves actually huskies pulling the sled with a seal hunter. The seal hunter gave them warm clothes made from seal skin. The seal hunter then invited them to his house which was an igloo. Jack and Annie ate seal meat. The seal hunter showed Jack and Annie the mask that looked like polar bears.

Jack and Annie took the mask outside to see what the dogs were barking at and found baby polar bears. They followed the baby polar bears to the frozen sea. Jack and Annie were on the ice and it began to crack. The mother polar bear got her babies off of the cracking ice by sliding on her belly. Jack and Annie follwed her off of the ice on their bellies. When they were on the shore they saw the Northern Lights.

Jack and Annie solved the riddle and went back to the treehouse. They could not go back right away because there was another riddle. They used the other scrolls to solve the 5th riddle which took them to their favorite place home.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was fun. I like it when Jack and Annie go to the Artic. They have to act liked polarbears to get off some thin ice.I liked this book because it was full of adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
An owl woke Jack up in the middle of the night. It was a sign to go to the magic tree house. Jack woke Anny. They went, and Morgin La Fay was waiting for them. The magic tree house ended up in Antarctica! A nice seal hunter gave them some warm clothes and took them to his igloo. They played with two polar bears and wondered away. They got lost!

A female polar bear came to get her cubs. Jack accidentally took two polar bear masks, and they put them on. They saw lots of lights in the sky: the Northern Lights. Will they ever solve the riddle? I cover what's real and hide what's true. But sometimes I bring out the courage in you. Who am I? I highly recommend this book because it's exciting and adventurous.
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