Friday, September 29, 2006

Dolphins at Daybreak, by Mary Pope Osborne


Both my sons are currently reading Magic Tree House stories. I’d never read any entries of this collection and was curious, so picked one of them up. It is a cute, short adventure story that sneaks in a lesson or two as it goes. (A pearl is created by a bit of sand being trapped in an oyster—fascinating!) Oddly, it appears that Morgan Le Fay is a hero here, instead of the more typical Arthurian villain. As this is book nine in the series and not book one I don’t know if there is a reason she has been rehabilitated, but it struck me as odd. Clearly a kid’s book, but anything that keeps my boys reading I support wholeheartedly!

First Sentence:
Jack stared out the kitchen window.

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