Blizzard of the Blue Moon
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 26, 2006)
The sparkling snow cover sucks you in, and once you start reading… it keeps you hooked until the end. The Magic Tree House series is an excellent choice for those who enjoy history and/or magic – it’s a fabulous tool to introduce new facets of learning.
In #36 Jack and Annie (a brother and sister team) travel to New York City using their Magic Tree House. They arrive during the 1930s depression, in the middle of a terrible blizzard, on the night of a blue moon. Merlin the Magician charges them with finding a special unicorn. The trouble is… where do you find a unicorn in such a big city, and how do you find one when there are two other children working against you? There is just enough mystery, riddle and suspense to keep your beginning chapter book reader hooked until the end.