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Magical Christmas Tale to Add to the Magic Tree House Series by Notable Author Mary Pope Osborne

Updated on December 4, 2019

A Magical Christmas Adventure to Delight Young Readers for the Holiday Season

a delightful story for the holiday season
a delightful story for the holiday season | Source

Enchantment at Camelot for a Christmas Holiday

Noted best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne has added an enchanting Christmas tale to her beloved Magic Tree House series. Both parents and teachers will want to add this delightful and beautifully illustrated book to their collection of holiday read-alouds. Camelot is a destination that exists in one's fantasy and young readers will be engaged in the adventures awaiting the characters as the story unfolds.

Jack and Annie are invited to spend a magical Christmas at Camelot. Who wouldn't want to discover this place that exists only in myths? They are delighted to accept the invitation and are sure that this Christmas will be one to remember. Jack and Annie are excited to discover that their tree house is back when they receive a visit from a beautiful white dove that has been sent by the knight Morgan le Fey. The invitation is delivered and they are invited to spend Christmas with Morgan and King Arthur. When they are inside the tree house again that is filled with wonderful books, Annie makes a wish to visit Camelot and the tree house spins them to their destination. They meet Morgan and they are told of the sadness that has come to Camelot. There has been no music or celebrations for months. Morgan implores the two to keep the legend of Camelot alive and Jack and Annie vow to help. Camelot will not die. Their adventures are about to begin. A Christmas Knight, dragons, and King Arthur are all part of the adventure to save Camelot. Sir Lancelot also makes an appearance. A beautiful white stag makes the magic complete.

Osborne's Magic Tree House Christmas in Camelot is a holiday treasure. Antonio Javier Caparo contributed his talent as an illustrator with gorgeous and detailed illustrations. The illustrations are a favorite part of this holiday story. Christmas in Camelot was published by Random House Children's Books and is recommended for ages 7-10. It has an ISBN of 978-1-9848-9519-6. It promises to be a page-turner that will be read year after year for the holiday season.

Merry Christmas and enjoy!

Exquisite Illustrations are a Highlight of Christmas in Camelot

arrival at Camelot
arrival at Camelot | Source
the beautiful white stag appears
the beautiful white stag appears | Source

Bring the Magic of Camelot for Christmas Into the Classroom

Mary Pope Osborne's Christmas in Camelot will be a classroom favorite year after year with a wealth of ideas for activities for the holidays. It is in the form of a chapter book and can be read aloud each day for several weeks during a clas reading session. Chapter books are always a favorite because they offer many days or weeks of reading. Chapter books present the opportunity for young readers to think about previous chapters as they read from new chapters each day. Young readers are able to practice the sequencing of events as they progress through the book.

*Read a chapter or two each day from Christmas in Camelot in a class reading session. Introduce young readers to the idea of Camelot and how it is part of a fantasy place.

*Introduce young readers to the special characters who have always been part of the story of Camelot. Knights, Morgan le Fay, King Arthur, and others can be introduced as the story is read.

*Introduce the concept of a myth and the fact that Camelot is a myth.

*Invite students to choose a favorite character from Camelot and write their own description of their favorite character as a creative writing assignment.

*Engage students in a class discussion of how they believe that Jack and Annie can save Camelot and allow the myth to continue.

*Assign a creative writing activity for students to write their own version of how they would save Camelot.

*Collect items for students to construct Camelot the castle. Use a large poster board for the base. A variety of tubes from paper towels, toilet tissue. and other tubes can be collected to construct the castle. Construction paper, markets, crayons, and glue can be collected to use in constructing the castle.


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