Library Ed. Listening Library 2001
CS ISBN 978-0-8072-8845-0 $23.00 Two cassettes
With the compassion and nuance that an author can bring, Mary Pope Osborne narrates this collection of titles in her Magic Tree House series. The combination of Osborne's presentation of her own characters and stories coupled with the listener's imagination makes this recording more absorbing than the books themselves. In each title, Jack and Annie have the task of finding one of the four objects that will help them find Morgan le Fay, the magical librarian who facilitates Magic Tree House adventures. Time-travels take the children to various locales, for which Osborne provides just enough historical information for the beginning chapter book reader to absorb. The stories have reassuring similarity--excitement, resolution and safe passage to the tree house. Listeners have both the satisfaction of solving mysteries and the enjoyment of hearing the author's voice. A.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]
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