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Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2007
ary Pope Osborne's MONDAYS WITH A MAD GENIUS offers #38 in the 'Magic Tree House: A Merlin Mission' series. Here a mysterious message from Morgan le Fay, magical librarian of Camelot, involves two children the key to helping magician Merlin discovery joy in his life again. First they must journey to the magic tree house for 1500s Italy, and meet Leonardo da Vinci no prior familiarity with the series is required to make this a fun, inviting read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2010
My 7yr old adores these books, he can't get enough! I bought this particular book this afternoon and within 2 and a half hours or so he had already finished it and was asking for more! I love that he is engaging himself and fostering his love for reading AND that he is learning so much at the same time. Can't recommend this series enough!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2013
I am in the 5th grade this book was too easy... however I would recommend this to younger kids. In 1st grade
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2007
My son has always loved the Magic Tree House books, but he had a hard time getting excited about this latest book in the series. I read it myself afterwards, and I must say I agree with his lack of enthusiasm. Monday with a Mad Genius is a very, very educational book. Mary Pope Osborne has, as always, done impeccable research, and the details about the life of Leonardo da Vinci, everyday life in Florence, and Renaissance art are all great. A child can learn a lot from this book. It's not, however, very exciting literature. The pace is very slow (for example, Jack and Annie seem to spend an extraordinary amount of time in the marketplace, being told by a series of people: "Oh, Leonardo? He just left - I think he went that way..."). Some of the best Magic Tree House books, like Christmas in Camelot, have quite exciting plots and some literary qualities as well. In Monday with a Mad Genius, the interesting questions (why did Mona Lisa smile?) seem to drown in excessive historical details.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2013
this is a good book to read but youll need to have read the other books before this one. overall amazing read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2012
My son has loved these books since the 1st grade. They follow similar charactors throughout the series and are easy reading for an advanced reader. At the same time they challange an average reader with an easy to follow plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
This is a GREAT book for littler kids easy read for if you have AR (accelerated reader) points at your school worth on point very interesting loved it and I'm older than you!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2012
My son liked this book because it mixes fiction with actual facts about Leonardo da Vinci. It was a painless way to learn and be entertained at the same time.
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Monday with a Mad Genius is a great book! It's part the great series Magic Tree House,
Written by Mary Pope Osborn. Monday with a Mad Genius is about two people named Jack and Annie. They go in their Magic Tree House and go on a huge journey to Florence, Italy.
There they meet LEONARDO DI VINCHI
And do a week's worth of things in only one
Day. They traveled to a hill to try out his so
Called "flyer" and later in the day Leonardo
Did a self portrait of a woman, and that painting
Is a real painting in real life and is one of the most famous paintings in the history of art. I
Think Mary was trying to say that she was
Really interested in the Renaissance period
And Leonardo Di Vinchi. And she was saying
That you can too, because the book tells you
A little about the time period. So if you like
Fiction books or if you like history (the Renaissance) or if you just like to learn new things you should read this book.

By, Craig
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2012
My children all have liked the Magic Treehouse books. This is a cute book for a 2nd or 3rd grade AR level.
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