Magic Tree House: Summer of the Serpent

Written by Mary Pope Osborne • Illustrated by Sal Mardocca

Reviewed by Joe M. (age 8)

This Magic Tree House book is about when Jack and Annie had to go back to the time before Camelot. They go on a mission to solve a riddle and to get a sword. One exciting thing that happened to them was when they had to swim with the seals to solve the riddle.

My favorite part is when they had to go through the cave of the spider queen because they had to climb a web. I learned to never be afraid, like Annie and Jack who were never afraid. I like this book because there are all these things that they have to do, like call for the Water Knight. I like the illustration where the huge serpent shows his fierce fangs to Jack and Annie. They must have felt scared!

I recommend this book to people who like riddles. Since you can not travel in time like Jack and Annie, pick up this book and read it!

Joe M. is a student in Mrs. Gibbs' 2nd Grade Class
2003-2004