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It was extremely amazing. It had an interesting storyline and some historical facts about Leonardo Da Vinci at the back. I would recommend this to kids interested in books about time travel, magic and history. (James, age 8)
This was the best Magic Tree House book we have read so far. It is a brilliant story about what makes us happy and teaches the kids about fundamental historic facts. We visited Florence last year and the kids were proud to have been to the place where this exciting story took place!
I love all these books. My son is 6 and a good reader and these hit the mark in terms of subject matter, language and expressions that are not too advanced for his age. These books are very interesting for the parent and are often followed by a google search prompted from genuine interest of both the child and parent to learn more about the historic characters each book focuses on.
One of my grandsons told me that he loves these books. So I bought a set for one of my other grandsons, and he LOVES them. One of the boys is in first grade and a very good reader. The other one is in third grade and is also a good reader.
My 8-year-old son is a huge fan of Magic Tree House, and this latest book was just as interesting and fun to read as all the other books. This time, Jack and Annie meet Leonardo Da Vinci in old Italy on their mission to find the secret to happiness. Again, Osborne spins historical information into a tale of magic and wonder, which is fun to read for children and are educational just the same. The plot is a bit more simple this time, and it is somewhat lacking the magic that "Christmas in Camelot" and "Summer of the Sea Serpent," but is is well-developed and leaves the reader content - at least my son and I were.
This latest installment in the hugely successful Magic Treehouse series finds Jack and Annie traveling back in time to the Enlightenment period to spend a day helping Leonardo da Vinci. This third installment in the latest four book challenge has Jack and Annie seeking the true meanings of happiness. Once again, Mary Pope Osborne uses her brilliant technique to bring history alive and to explore philosophical ideas. In this story she describes every day life in the 16th century, discusses Leonardo's ideas and challenges in a way that makes him appear very human, and gives a wonderful story for the painting of the Mona Lisa. This is all written at a level my five-year old understands and my ten-year old still enjoys.