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Friday, January 30

It's Magic (Doris Day)


UPDATE :  The regular Magic Tree House series will continue with Shadow of the Shark, due to release in July 2015, and Balto of the Blue Dawn, due to release in January 2016.

If you're a fan of the Magic Tree House series, you're going to want to check into Mary Pope Osborne's newest series!  These books are a little bit longer, and include more facts and photographs at the end of the story.  The first book in the new series is Danger in the Darkest Hour.

The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history? They don’t know, but they have to try!

The kids were bummed when they realized that the original Magic Tree House series was ending after Soccer on Sunday, but we ALL were excited to see that there will be more, older-kid adventures in the Magic Tree House!

The Little Passports World Edition has several different World War II activities built into its European countries.  We pulled back out the ones on France, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Great Britain while we were reading this book.

We will study World War II more than once, but with this particular unit we focused on D-Day in Normandy and the aircraft of the period.  The unit below is specifically for those topics.

Airplane-Specific World War II Resources :

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