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Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker) Paperback – June 8, 2004

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What was it like to live in ancient Greece? What gods and goddesses did Greeks believe in? How did the Olympics start? What was the winner's prize? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this Magic Tree House Research Guide. Includes fun facts from Jack and Annie, fantastic photos and illustrations, and a guide to doing further research!

About the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.

Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Series: Magic Tree House Fact Tracker (Book 10)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (June 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375823786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375823787
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In a recent survey of my school students, grades K through 4, to determine their favorite book, the Magic Tree House series won hands down with a strong showing in all five grade levels. The Research Guides are an excellent addition to a library collection. The connection with Jack and Annie is enough to hook any and all readers of the fiction series. But the research guides stand on their own as informative and fascinating reading. Fact-filled and thoroughly readable, these are excellent references for any reports as well as supplement to the fiction book for which it is companion.
The table of contents and index are useful, as is a list of suggested web sites and CD-ROM's, videos, books, and even museums. Best of all are the tips for making the most of each reference, for example, take your notebook to the museum, and it isn't necessary to read the entire non-fiction book. Photographs and drawings are plentiful and right on the mark.
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The Magic Tree House Fact tracker! This book is an educational book for students. Students can be informed by how great this book is. Learning about the history of how the olympics was founded was very informative. I would recommend you putting this book in your classroom. It is awesome!
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As the 2010 olymipcs unfold in Canada I wanted to learn more about what the games are all about.

Here you learn about daily life in ancient greece, Greek gods; zeus, hera, athena, and more. The olympic grounds and the different summer games.

Now after reading this book in this great series I understand the olympics better. Now lets go watch the games. yeaaa.
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Gave this as a gift to my grandson. They were studying Greece and the Olympics in his classroom. He read this at home each night, and discussed with his dad what they talked about at school and what he read in this book. He really loved it.
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Another fantastic Magic Tree House Fact Tracker book that is filled with tons of information about Ancient Greece. This book contains a lot of information about the daily lives of Ancient Greeks, the history of Ancient Greece and some information on the Olympic Games during this time period.

This book goes hand-in-hand with Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)). Other Olympic Games books that could appeal to children of this age include: How the Olympics Came to Be. by Helen East, Mehrdokht Amini, Asterix at the Olympic Games, The Olympic Adventure: Magic Necklace Series (Volume 1), etc
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I was so excited when I came across these 'research guides' in a used book store, they are a wonderful addition! My kids have enjoyed the series so much, but the books are a little young for some fans, but they love getting the research guide to deepen their understanding of the settings and get good background information. With the summer Olympics upcoming, I made sure to have this research guide available before school ended.
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These books make learning history fun, especially with the companion story books that can be used with them, and the Magic Tree House website even offers a few free activity pages as well. I only wish I'd discovered this series sooner for the sake of my older children!
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(......) My Summary on Ancient Greece and the Olympics 4/13/05
Book by Mary pope osborne

This book is about two kids Jake and Annie are kids who like to find thing out about the Titanic, twisters, and the Olympics.

In this book they want to find out about ancient Greece and the Olympics. So in this book going back in the past and try and figure out how the Olympics worked in the past.

I like the book because it gives you the idea of what the people in Greece lived. The book over all the book is great.

I recommend this book so that boys and girls age 10-14 can read this book. It is so great that I want to read it again.
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