Abe Lincoln at Last (Magic Tree House #47)

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Abe Lincoln at Last (Magic Tree House #47)
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December 27, 2011
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978-0375868252
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Are you ready for a presidential adventure?

Jack and Annie are! They are trying to get a special feather that will help save Merlin’s baby penguin, Penny. When the magic tree house whisks them back to Washington, D.C., in 1861, Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln himself! But the new president is too busy to see them, as he is desperately trying to save a nation in crisis.

When Jack and Annie ask for some magical help, they go back even further in time to a mysterious woods. Are these the same woods where Abraham Lincoln takes his daily horse ride? If so, can an orphan named Sam help them find Abe? Or will Jack and Annie have to help Sam instead?

It’s a race against time as Jack and Annie try to do the right thing. Plus, they still have to aid a president and a troubled nation, as well as get the object that will save Penny the penguin!

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Jake and Annie are on a mission-- Teddy has put a spell on Merlin's penguin penny and needs Jack and Annie to break it by finding objects through history. They head out one morning before school and end up at the White House, where they need to meet with Lincoln. They meet two rowdy boys who say that they will introduce them to the president, but he ends up having to many meetings. Jack and Annie are sucked back into another place and meet a boy on a horse. Sam agrees to introduce them to Lincoln, but is injured at the mill. They take him back to his cabin and try to help him with his chores. When Sam's father comes home with a new stepmother and stepsiblings for Sam, he gives Jack and Annie a quill he uses for his school work. When the two travel back to the White House, Lincoln recognizes them as the children he met long ago, and Jack uses the quill to write an encouraging message to the president.
Strengths: This is a nice introduction to how hard Lincoln's boyhood was, and well as how busy he was as president.
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This is a nice introduction to how hard Lincoln's boyhood was, and well as how busy he was as president.
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Jake and Annie are trying to help penny the penguin to get a feather that will help save Penny. When the magic tree house takes them back to Washington, D.C Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln . Abraham can't see them because he is too busy trying to save the United States from a big war. The two kids meet Abraham when he was younger and didn't know who he was.
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I loved how you felt like you were actually with Jake and Annie when they went on their little trips.
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